My long prose poem,It Is A Wild Swing Of A Knife comes out April 7 through Choose the Sword Press (you can still preorder it here). This prose poem is a prequel to my HOUSEFIRE novella Bodies Made of Smoke. I’m incredibly proud the way it turned out. It’s one of the most gorgeous chapbooks I’ve ever had published.

This Friday, April 10, I’m doing a Wine & Sign at Bookmark It (3201 Corrine Dr.) to celebrate its release. You can come by, get some (free) wine, and grab a copy.

1958072_666459523460650_2834833334111573026_nSaturday, April 11, I’ll be reading at the Herndon Branch of the Orlando Public Library. You can get more info about that event here.

Saturday, April 18, I’ll be part of a panel at the sixth annual UCF Book Festival. Check out the info below.


Saturday, April 25, I’m one of 12 finalists competing at The S!A!F!E! Words! Grand! Slam! More info about the event can be found here.

Finally, I had something in an issue ofThe Molotov Cocktail, which 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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