Colin Dodds


Colin Dodds grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education in New York City. His poetry has appeared in more than a hundred fifty publications, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The poet and songwriter David Berman (Silver Jews, Actual Air) said of Dodds’ work: “These are very good poems. For moments I could even feel the old feelings when I read them.” Dodds is also 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.” And his screenplay, Refreshment, was named a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. Colin lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Samantha. You can find more of his work at

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Pre-release—available March 20, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,920. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Spill-O, a poetic alter-ego or astral double along the lines of John Berryman’s Henry, leaps the ramparts of humility to engage the creatures whose shadows shape our days. More grandiose than polite poetry permits, more conniving than a dissipated innocent would attempt and more venomous than mysticism would seem to allow, Spill-O’s honest explorations animate these poems.
Wisdom's Real Opposite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,320. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Category: 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.

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