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John Bradley

Born: Brooklyn, New York
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bradley lives in DeKalb and was an English professor at Northern Illinois University.

Biography: John Bradley was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts; Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska; Massapequa and Lynbrook, New York; and Wayzata, Minnesota. He is the author of eight books of poems, and the editor of three anthologies. His first book, LOVE-IN- IDLENESS: THE POETRY OF ROBERTO ZINGARELLO, won the Washington Prize in 1989, and a second edition, expanded and revised, was published by Word Works. CSU Poetry Center published YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW in 2010. His latest book is EVERYTHING IN MOTION, EVERYTHING AT REST: A GALLERY OF PHOTO-POEMS (Dos Madres Press, 2020). He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, and grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For over twenty years he has been reviewing books of poetry for Rain Taxi.

  • National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in poetry

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Add musk here /
ISBN: 1886350558 OCLC: 52501769

Pavement Saw Press, Columbus, OH : ©2002.

Everything in motion, everything at rest :
ISBN: 1948017725 OCLC: 1138887262

Love-in-idleness :
ISBN: 0915380889 OCLC: 905491467

Terrestrial music :
ISBN: 1931896283 OCLC: 69671961

Curbstone Press, Willimantic, CT : 2006.

Window on the city /
ISBN: 0975922734 OCLC: 122930824

Blaze Vox Books, Buffalo, N.Y. : ©2006.

You don't know what you don't know :
ISBN: 9781880834909 OCLC: 497004768

Cleveland State University Poetry Center, Cleveland, Ohio : ©2010.