Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Poetry from J Bradley


J. Bradley

ISBN 978-0-9841025-2-5

Widely published, loved, and admired, J. Bradley's first collection is long overdue. Ampersand Books is proud to present this raucous, lively collection of vivid imagery, larger-than-life imagery, and poetry crafted from the real stuff of everyday life. Lust, love, contempt, disgust, parental guidance, and poetic revenge, crafted with unbridled imagination and unmistakable skill.

"J. Bradley is the Veruca Salt of the literary chocolate factory, writing with a satirical brazenness that leaves cavities among the reader's eyes. There is a sugary darkness to his work and a lackadaisical charm; that of a black-market dental hygienist. J. delivers new audacity, important romance, and certainty. He acknowledges the sensational ugly without apprehension. His ideas are of an entirely different species and his wit knocks at postmodern...stunned today, laughing tomorrow. Dodging Traffic is the classic, the sequel will forever envy."

+ Sarah Morgan, author of Animal Ballistics

"Reading J. Bradley's Dodging Traffic is a lot like actually dodging traffic - both are unpredictable, thrilling, surprising. Prepare yourself, because these poems hit hard."

+ Jason Jordan, Editor-in-Chief, decomP Magazine

"J. Bradley has a pen attached to his heart. His heart has its own brain. His brain has its own heart, but we are unsure if there's a pen attached to that."

+ Robbie Q. Telfer, The Encyclopedia Show

J. Bradley will be touring across the country for performances, book signings, and workshops. For all of J. Bradley's tour dates, check out Purchase your copy of Dodging Traffic through Ampersand Books at

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