Colin Dodds


Colin Dodds is a writer. He grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education in New York City. He is the author of several novels, including WINDFALL and The Last Bad Job, which the late Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” His poetry has appeared in more than two hundred seventy publications, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology. The poet and songwriter David Berman (Silver Jews, Actual Air) said of Dodds’ poetry: “These are very good poems. For moments I could even feel the old feelings when I read them.” His book-length poem That Happy Captive was named a finalist in both the Trio House Press Louise Bogan Award and the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award. And his screenplay, Refreshment, was named a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. Colin lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter. You can find more of his work at

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Wisdom's Real Opposite
You set the price! Words: 12,320. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
More than ten years of poems written in and about bars. Impossible hopes collide with shabby realities in both starkly lucid and deeply distorted moments. Funny poems that avoid being a comedy routine; severe and extreme poems that maintain sympathy and humanity. Taken together, they represent what the best of books promise—something better than drinking alone.
You set the price! Words: 111,070. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
A tale about the second American civil war, alternative energy and demonic possession, WINDFALL is part political thriller, part love story, and part paranormal epic.
The Last Bad Job
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,340. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It’s a hell of an assignment: Five months on a New Mexico desert compound to cover what could be the next Jonestown. For one reporter, it could be a career-maker. But when a cult member close to him drowns herself, he flees, setting unimaginable events into motion.
What Smiled at Him
You set the price! Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
What Smiled at Him is a contemporary, Chandler-esque mystery in which two childhood friends find every clue they need to solve a grisly double murder. But will they?

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