Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aquarium - Ryan Bradley (Thunderclap)

In his new chapbook Aquarium, Ryan W. Bradley twists together his years of academia with words you just can't learn from a book. In his own words, the poems included in this chapbook are "outcasts of persona, confessional conventions and bastards of tradition."

You can read more about Aquarium and Ryan Bradley in a recent author talk at OWC with Mel Bosworth. Themes range from writing in general to Aquarium and related projects. The interview inlcudes a story on life choice: "I try not to get too longwinded here, but I think the best way to answer such a question is to start with the story of what my stepfather told me..." - interview link

Ryan W. Bradley has fronted a punk band, done construction in the Arctic Circle, and managed a children's bookstore. He is the author of a novel, Code for Failure (Black Coffee Press, 2012), and the editor of Artistically Declined Press. He received his MFA from Pacific University. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a myriad of publications including The Oregonian, Oranges & Sardines, Sir! Magazine, and PANK. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two sons.

About Thunderclap
Thunderclap's goal is to always make people feel something sublime in as few words as possible. They also publish Thunderclap Magazine.

Ryan W. Bradley: Aquarium
Paperback, 26 pages, $7.00
order link (lulu)

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