September 18, 2013

Showered And Blue-Blazoned

Last night, Laura and I saw Mistaken For Strangers at the Global Peace Film Festival (which is weird that a film about The National would be part of the programming and I’m not complaining). Mistaken For Strangers is more than a film about The National, but of the relationships between two brothers, how the less famous brother (the filmmaker) has allowed failure to cripple him, the daunting challenges within the creative process. The film is raw and messy and it has to be to maintain its honesty and integrity. It is the most moving film I have seen this year. If you are in Orlando and free Friday, go see this movie. If it coming to your town eventually, go see this movie. Even if you aren’t necessarily a fan of the band, you will enjoy this movie (and you might end up liking the band in the process).

On the opposite end of the emotional spectrum, this past Sunday’s Breaking Bad (“Ozymandias”) was the most heartbreaking piece of television ever written. The only way to experience the emotional beating of this episode is watching every episode leading up to it. I’m not going to give away any spoilers because it would ruin the experience when you finally watch it.

I got a sneak peek at Safety Third’s latest chapbook All Glitter, Everything. I strongly recommend that you preorder it before it runs out. Laura Relyea’s debut is fantastic and you will feel very bad for not ordering it.

  • I read a poem for The Fat City Review, which you can listen to here.
  • I have a poem over in Dum Dum Zine you can check out here.

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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

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