Jim Dolan


Tim Wood | Janelle DuBois | Jim Dolan | Patricia Golden | Janie Starkey | Robert Starkey | Gayle Bell
Oak Cliff Poets

things of the mind/things in the world

after that storm in june
bradford pear tree
heavywet the

black boy on his bike that's
too small sirens
swarm like bee's from a nest


front porch bedecked with
geranium begonia impatiens
enough latin for a mass

concrete driveway dark and
filaments of current slice

the sky

these gnats swarm
my ears
they bother me


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Jim is a psychotherapist who has practiced in Dallas since 1978. He is a native and current resident of Oak Cliff, where he resides with his wife, Karen, and children, Ryan and Whitney. He was educated at University of Dallas and Duquesne University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He is published in The Word, Illya's Honey, and online at RedRiverReview and Pyrowords. In 1997, he published his chapbook, Amethyst, Amaryllis, Amor. He has been asked to present his work at Barnes and Noble, Sequoyah's Book and Coffee Shop, Club Clearview, and the New Amsterdam Coffee Shop. In 1998, Jim Boone asked him to join the Texas Poetry Project. He is President of the Board of Directors of WordSpace. He helped begin the Oak Cliff Circle of Poets. In 1998, he was a runner up in the Dallas Poets Community Open Contest, a Finalist in 1999.

He is a member of the improvisational theater group, Serious Mayhem, directed by Nancy Fine. He studies film acting at the Michelle Condrey Film Actors Studio of Oak Cliff.

He is currently playing the 'bad guy', Alan, in the film entitled Nemesis, in production, directed and written by James McDonald.