DORN SPACE and Related Activities




Brian Dorn hails from the time-honored village of Ballston Spa, NY.  A graduate of the University at Albany (NY) and SUNY Adirondack. Brian initially made a name for himself by effectively leveraging cyberspace to  circulate his particular brand of poetry on the internet.  Thanks to the world-wide web, Brian Dorn's poetry has reached an audience far beyond upstate NY. 

Many of Brian Dorn's poems can be found in his book, From My Poems To Yours (The Live Versions).  Best described as a mainstream rhyming poet, Brian continues to pursue what he believes the general public perceives poetry to be.  Brian regularly attends and supports open mics throughout upstate NY.  He has been featured at several popular readings and has also developed a stage production based on his poem of the same name ("We All").


Brian has enhanced his poetic efforts by collaborating with spectacular artists of different realms (including musicians, dancers, acrobats, and flow artists). Their phenomenal talents have effectively sprung Brian's words into action and launched his poetry into motions above and beyond pen and paper.  Samples of Brian Dorn's work (including videos) can be found on his website at  

    Brian Dorn has presented his poetry at multiple venues throughout the northeast including:


Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY

The Social Justice Center, Albany, NY

Old Songs Performing Arts Center, Voorheesville, NY

Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

Seligmann Center for the Arts, Sugar Loaf, NY

The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY

Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Valentine's Music Hall, Albany, NY

Enchante Tea House, Troy, NY

McGeary's Irish Pub, Albany, NY

Albany Public Library, Albany, NY

Merskal Hornback Community Center, Woodstock, NY

Club Harmony, Woodstock, NY

Bohemian Book Bin, Kingston, NY

Pine Hollow Arboretum, Slingerlands, NY

Conkling Hall, Rensselaerville, NY

Pearl Street Pub, Albany, NY

Mountain View Studio, Woodstock, NY

Upstate Artists Guild Gallery, Albany, NY

Smith's Tavern, Voorheesville, NY

Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties, NY

The Pride Center, Albany, NY

William K. Sanford Town Library, Colonie, NY

New Lebanon Public Library, New Lebanon, NY

Mudd Puddle Café, New Paltz, NY

The Low Beat, Albany, NY

Golden Notebook Bookstore, Woodstock, NY

The Linda (WAMC's Performing Arts Studio), Albany, NY

Hudson River Coffee House, Albany, NY

Pauly's Hotel, Albany, NY

Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY

First United Presbyterian Church, Troy, NY

Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, NY

 UUC of the Catskills, Kingston, NY

 Tramontane Café, Utica, NY

 Washington Park (Poets in the Park), Albany, NY

 The Altamont Fair, Altamont, NY

Arthur's Market and Cafe, Schenectady, NY

Florida Public Library, Florida, NY

 Wurtsboro Arts Alliance Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY

Suffern Village Hall, Suffern, NY

Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary, Albany, NY

Goshen United Methodist Church, Goshen, NY

Rock Hill Bakehouse, Glens Falls, NY

Emack & Bolio's, Albany, NY

A Natural Way Café, Guilderland, NY

Moon and River Café, Schenectady, NY

Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY

Galway Public Library, Galway, NY

The Center 4 Creative Education, Beacon, NY

Justin's on Lark, Albany, NY

The Women's Building, Albany, NY

Artbar Gallery, Kingston, NY

New World Home Cooking Co., Saugerties, NY

Montgomery Book Exchange, Montgomery, NY

Battenkill Books, Cambridge, NY

Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY

Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls, NY

O' Brien's Public House, Troy, NY

Schenectady County Library, Schenectady, NY

 University at Albany, Albany, NY

Eden Cafe, Loudonville, NY

Psychedelicatesson, Troy, NY

Jones Farm Country Store, Cornwall, NY