POET. EDITOR. EDUCATOR.
Author of Plunder, Winner of the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Order Plunder Here.
Dorsey Craft's first collection, Plunder, won the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize from Bauhan Publishing. She is also the author of a chapbook, The Pirate Anne Bonny Dances the Tarantella, which was a runner-up in the CutBank Chapbook Competition. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, Poetry Daily, Southern Indiana Review, TriQuarterly, Willow Springs, and elsewhere.
She holds a Ph.D in Poetry from Florida State University, an MFA in poetry from McNeese State University and a BA in English from Clemson University. As an undergraduate, she was a Student Director of the 5th and 6th Clemson Literary Festivals. Currently, she teaches at University of North Florida and serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for AGNI Magazine.
Praise for Plunder
Winner of the 2019 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
"You will love Dorsey Craft’s rollicking persona, the Pirate Anne Bonny, who, in this thrilling book of poems, serves up heaps of scintillant treasures from the bottomless trunk of her imagination, wit, and verve. In Plunder, Jack Sparrow has met his match."
—Deb Gorlin, judge, 2019 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
"Her Body Out of Time": Review of Plunder by Matt Miller in On the Seawall.
PRAISE FOR THE PIRATE ANNE BONNY DANCES THE TARANTELLA:
In her dazzling collection, The Pirate Anne Bonny Dances the Tarantella, Dorsey Craft wields with masterful control, an urgent and textured syntax that turn by turn, spins images of kaleidoscopic genius.
"Community Theatre Production of Annie, Age 12"; Missouri Review Poem of the Week, 2021.
"Elegy for a Methodist"; Nashville Review, 2021.
"When You Are Six"; Muzzle Magazine, 2021.
"My Football Team is Winning"; Boudin--The McNeese Review Online, 2020.
"The Pirate Anne Bonny Does Not Care About Football"; Shenandoah, 2020.
"Root Canal at Twenty-Seven"; Harpur Palate, 2020.
"The Pirate Anne Bonny Advises Jane Eyre"; Poetry Daily, 2019. Originally published in Thrush Poetry Journal.
"Memos for My Mother" and "Ode to Sex and the City"; Diode Poetry Journal, 2018.
"My Father's Face" ; storySouth, 2019.
"The women my husband ought to love" and "Rainy Day Game with Kyle" ; Passages North, 2019.