“the way things were in 1981” written and performed by John Dorsey
— poem appears in his book Sodomy Is a City in New Jersey —
Filmed at Snoetry 2: A World Record Winter Wordfest — a Lix and Kix production
at Jim’s Coffeehouse and Diner in Elyria, Ohio on 5 February 2011
(photography & editing by Brian Fugett, courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/user/redfezzery)
John Dorsey currently resides in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (from American Mettle Books, an imprint of Grievous Jones Press). His work has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He may be reached for readings and sexual favors at email@example.com.
Buy his acclaimed new book at http://www.grievousjonespress.com/01/BOOKSTORE.html
Other recommended works by John Dorsey include harvey keitel, harvey keitel, harvey keitel with S.A. Griffin and Scott Wannberg (Butcher Shop Press / Rose of Sharon Press / Temple of Man, 2005); steal this imagination (Rank Stranger Press, 2006); and Holy Toledo!: The Sonnet River Volume (Sleepy Brooklyn, 2008).