J. Bradley is the author of graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us (YesYes Books), with art by Adam Scott Mazer a lot of things. Check more of him out on http://iheartfailure.net or follow him on Twitter @iheartfailure.

27th July 2014

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Park Ave CDs →

The latest in my Yelp project.

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26th July 2014

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Amen.

Amen.

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26th July 2014

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This is Terry Ann Thaxton and I reading together in our show The Bones of The Terrible Wife.

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23rd July 2014

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Here Comes The Bones Of The Terrible Wife

On the power of hype, my upcoming reading, a new poem, and a slideshow based on excerpts of The Bones of Us.

Hype is an amazing pair of goggles, as is confusion. If you can bewilder an audience with enough style and controversy, it fools people into thinking your content is good: this applies to any form of art.

Take The Tree of Life. The critics were falling all over themselves with this movie, nominated for three Oscars. When you watch the movie, all you see is a lot of whispering, random scenes of…

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23rd July 2014

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Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church →

The latest in my Yelp review project.

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23rd July 2014

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The Bones of the Terrible Wife, Orlando | Events | Yelp →

I’m doing this tomorrow. This will be very fun. If you are in Orlando, come.

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22nd July 2014

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The Bones of us (video) | Kin Poetry Journal →

This is a slideshow of The Bones of Us with audio. It’s worth the five minutes.

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21st July 2014

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House of Blues →

The latest in my Yelp review project.

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21st July 2014

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YELP REVIEW – THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

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Poetry by J. Bradley

You will look at how the hands bow, the tease or hope that when the gold begins to drip, you can cup your hands beneath it, catch the drops. You will not pay heed to the broken arrows forming on your palms, ropes ants might use to climb, take a taste or two; what would it matter to you then?

When your son or daughter sees this painting for the first time, will you tell them how they will never recover what they molt? Will you warn them they are abandoned lots waiting to happen, how all that will be left of you, of them is graffiti on a Facebook wall? How much will they hate you later for making them figure all of this out on their own? What shade will their cheeks take?

Here’s what they’ll remember: clocks as boring pizza.

Here’s what you’ll remember when they see it: the knit of why on their faces, a puff of their breath fluttering their bangs, boredom as a tiring hostage negotiator.

Here’s what you’ll remember when you see it: the heaviness of the moon your first night together with her somewhere new, the wish you tied outside on the Wishing Tree earlier, how it came true.

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20th July 2014

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Everything Comes to an End Because Everything Comes to an End

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Even though Safety Third is officially over I will joining Adam Robinson (Publishing Genius), Gina Myers (Lame House Press), Bruce Covey (Coconut Press) on a panel about small presses on Saturday, August 30 at 10am at The Decatur Book Festival. The panel is moderated by the always wonderful Amy McDaniel (421 Atlanta).

My first flash fiction chapbook came out through these guys. The original print run sold out, but lives over here at Amazon. The Serial Rapist Sitting Behind You is a Robot came at the perfect time as I was getting divorced. I got a lot of positive response from it (and one of the pieces in an earlier form is one of the cornerstones for The Bones of Us). Safety Third was a wonderful press and I’ll miss them terribly.

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