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Joseph Dorazio is a prize-winning poet and author of four volumes of poetry. His latest collection, No Small Effort (Aldrich Press), was published in November 2015. His previous collection, As Is, earned an Editor's Choice award and was recognized by Shelf Unbound book review magazine as a notable volume of poetry. Mr. Dorazio made his literary debut in 2007 with Poems of the Fifth Sun, a finalist in Gertrude Press' poetry chapbook competition. His second volume of poetry, Remains to Be Seen, was as a finalist in Bright Hill Press' 2010 chapbook contest.

Published widely, Mr. Dorazio's poems have appeared nationally and internationally in over 60 literary magazines, including: Chantwood Magazine, Chest: The Journal of American College of Chest Physicians, 
Cider Press Review,
Boston University's Clarion Journal, Chatham University's The Fourth River, Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review, The Kerf, Lalitamba, Little Patuxent Review, Little Red Tree Poetry Anthology, The Magnolia Review, The Maynard, The Muse, Nerve Cowboy, New Plains Review, Oberon Review, Pamplemousse, Pedestal Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer,
​The Southampton Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, THAT Literary Review, The Timberline Review, Turk's Head Review, Vagabond City Literary Review, Wilde Magazine, The Worcester Review,
Texas A&M University's Writer's Bloc Literary Magazine, West Texas Literary Review, Yellow Chair Review
and elsewhere.  Winner of the 8th Annual Charlotte Miller Simon Poetry award and BCTV's Poets Pause poetry contest, Mr. Dorazio's poems have also been anthologized and set to music.