November 9, 2012

They Say He Has Two Gods

To start, I wrote this poem after discovering my wedding invitations while cleaning my closet before my last trip to Memphis. When I looked at the invites, I realized that I forgot the year I was married, a step forward in this prolonged grieving over the death of this relationship, my longest relationship. I call it a ghost sonnet because there are unsaid things that need to remain unsaid. Check it out when you have a moment.

I’m tremendously excited that HOUSEFIRE announced the coming of my novella, Bodies Made of Smoke, this month. We worked really hard on this and glad that they are putting it out. You can read more about it here.

Heavy Feather Review gave Bodies Made of Smoke it’s first review and they say nice things about it. You can check that out here.

I am proud to represent Orlando in the Cityscapes anthology with an original Jesus Christ, Boy Detective story. Like my novella, Dancing With Steinbrenner, Orlando is a prominent setting in this Jesus Christ, Boy Detective story. If you live here, you’ll recognize some of the places. You can check that out here, along with the other excellent work in this anthology.

I’m slowly putting together the Porn for the Blind e-chapbook in Adobe Captivate. I also did a little restructuring with the Jesus Christ, Boy Detective novel (I haven’t touched in since my trip to Portland six months ago) and I have no idea where to start with revising it and figuring out what the hell to do with it. I normally work in small chunks on a consistent pattern. I have written other JCBD stories that contribute to the universe but I might have to plod through this one and figure things out.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

About J. Bradley

J. Bradley's is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals including decomP, Hobart, and Prairie Schooner. He was the Interviews Editor of PANK, the Flash Fiction Editor of NAP, and the Web Editor of Monkeybicycle. He is the author of the poetry collection Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books, 2009), the novella Bodies Made of Smoke (HOUSEFIRE, 2012), and the graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us (YesYes Books, 2014), illustrated by Adam Scott Mazer. He is the curator of the Central Florida reading series There Will Be Words and lives at

Latest Posts By J. Bradley


poetry, publication news


, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,