Dustin Brookshire is an activist, poet, and Dolly Parton fanatic enjoying life in Atlanta, GA.  His poetry has earned him a Pushcart Prize nomination and has been published or is forthcoming in SubtleTea, Ocho, Oranges & Sardines, Ouroboros, Qarrtsiluni, Whiskey Island, Blue Fifth Review, Shape of a Box, Assaracus, and other publications.  He has been anthologized in Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses (Lethe Press, 2012).    Dustin’s debut chapbook is titled To The One Who Raped Me (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012).  He is currently working on finishing his first full length poetry collection.

Ellen Steinbaum on To The One Who Raped Me

Stephen Mills on To The One Who Raped Me

January O’Neil on To The One Who Raped Me

Featured in Ellen Steinbaum’s “Where the poem comes from”

Steve Fellner discusses “Drunk Dialing With Denise Duhamel”

Dustin interviewed by Stacie Boschma for Southern Spines

Dustin interviewed by Dyana Bagby for the GA Voice

Dustin interviewed for the Potty Mouth Series

Dustin interviewed on the Joe Milford Poetry Show

Dustin interviews Denise Duhamel for Ouroboros


“Signs” is forthcoming in the anthology titled The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014)

Reading “We” for a series hosted by Bound To Be Read Books in honor of National Poetry Month.

“Just Another Pussy Poem,” “Bad Fruit,” “Bypassing Peachford,” “This Poem Wants To Censored,” “HIV Barbie,” “The First Therapist,” “Modern Day Dance Of The Seven Veils,” “Missing Names,” “After The Change,” & “We” in Assaracus (Issue 6)

“Rule #3 Of Sexual Relations” in Whiskey Island (Issue 59)

“Ode to Lilith” in Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on Their Muses

“Particular Kind of Man” in Jasper Reads: Download, a chapbook published by Jasper and Muddy Ford Press

“Nightmare #7″and “Flowerbed of Regret”  in Edition of SubtleTea  (Feb. – May 2012 Edition)

“It’s All A Crapshoot” in ApparatusVI, I5

“Faggot” in Qarrtsiluni

“In The Movies” in Apparatus V1, I4

“I Don’t Like To Say The Word Rape,” “No Comedy In Tragedy,” and “Living Vicariously Through Extremities” in Shape of a Box, Issue 53

“Soap” and “Vocal” in SubtleTea (2009)

“Wreckage” in Ducts

“Stuck” & “Drunk Dialing With Denise Duhamel” in O&S

“Mercy” & “The List” in Ouroboros Vol. 1, Issue 3

“I Should Write Soap Operas” in Qarrtsiluni

“Memo” & “Wanting To Come Out” in Ouroboros Vol. 1, Issue 2

“Meeting Judy Blume” in OCHO #22

“The Mistress And I” & “Articulations” & “After The Interview” & “First AIDS Test” in SubtleTea (2005)