Reviews and Testimonials

“My Belly is Pregnant with Night”: A Micro-Review of Kika Dorsey’s Rust: http://www.kysoflash.com/Issue6/MacQueenReviewsDorsey.aspx

“Kika Dorsey, Rust”:
Bombay Gin (Issue #43) To order a copy, https://bombayginjournal.com

Testimonials:

“I want to take this opportunity to praise Kika Dorsey, her work and her extraordinary ability to reach the interiors of my mind as I learn to write in a form I have not tried before. I have written news stories, advertising copy and promotional pieces, very, very short stories, and am eager now to spend more time growing and honing writing skills.
I studied with her in a single poetry class over the summer, and was amazed when I discovered she had, for me, a magic ability to open my mind, and to look honestly inside myself. Thus I felt new strengths as I observed the world around me. I have most recently worked again with her over the past month. I have so much to learn from her. She opens so many doors in my mind. She is both a special both person and teacher. I will want to study with her again.” Jancy Campbell

“I have worked with Kika for several years. Her work with students both in the classroom and in one-on-one tutoring sessions is very strong. She listens to students’ concerns and can draw from vast experience in writing and teaching to tailor instruction to an individual student’s needs”—Kathleen Hefley, Arts and Letters Faculty, Students Success Center Director, Front Range Community College

“Kika is a skilled editor with a sharp eye for how to bring out the best in any piece while still maintaining the author’s original intent and voice. Equally talented at working with creative and academic work, she is a conscientious and supportive force at every stage of the writing and editing process. Highly recommended.” –Sarah Landenwich, college instructor and tutor

“Several years ago, I took an English class from Professor Kika Dorsey and learned how to write a variety of papers. Kika was willing to hold my hand and walk me through the rough edges of each paper with patience, kindness, clarity, and guaranteed excitement about my subject matter.” Lisa Lopez, former student at Front Range Community College

“I have had Kika Dorsey look at both academic and creative work; she has an encouraging revision style and ideas that foster what is planted. With her input, one’s work is sure to be deeply understood and given the fine-tuning it needs to rise from good to great.”–H.P. Armstrong, former student at Front Range Community College

“I’ve always had a secret desire to be a writer but my even bigger secret was wanting to write poetry. I wrote on my own, alone, and the few people that read what I wrote were supportive but definitely didn’t ‘get it’. I was so lucky to meet Kika! She systematically helped me edit and write revisions of the work I’d already done and gave me assignments to continue to write new poety. In the first month of working with Kika I wrote an Ode, a sonnet, and a haibun – all forms I was completely unaware of. Kika helped me understand what worked, what didn’t, and how to fix it. I have learned so much from Kika about the craft of writing poetry! Now we’re working on a chapbook. It’s such a thrill to go from wandering around in the dark to the real possibility of having my work published – all in a matter of a few short months. Kika is an inspiration and a master of her craft. I promise you, when you work with Kika your writing will thrive!”–Laura Rose