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Dodging Traffic

A New Poetry Collection by J. Bradley published by Ampersand Books

Ampersand Books invites you to a book signing and launch party for "Dodging Traffic", the new poetry collection by J. Bradley.  Meet the author and hear him read selections from his newest publication during this book signing celebration on Saturday November 14, 2009 at 7:00 pm.  Orlando poet Tod Caviness will also read selected works.  Admission is free.  Books will be available for purchase.

J. Bradley is the author of the poetry collection, Dodging Traffic (Ampersand Books).  His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK Magazine, decomP, Dogzplot, Welter, kill author, The November 3rd Club, Suss among other journals.  Some of the places featuring his performance work include Pedestal Magazine, Indiefeed, and Idiolexicon.  He founded the Broken Speech Poetry Slam, Orlando’s longest running poetry slam, in January 2001.  In 1985, he dabbled in journalism when he interviewed Emmanuel Lewis with a Spider-Man PEZ Dispenser

The Buzz

"J. Bradley is the Veruca Salt of the literary chocolate factory, writing with a satirical brazenness that leaves cavities among the readers eyes. There is a sugary darkness to his work and a lackadaisical charm; that of a black-market dental hygienist. J. delivers new audacity, important romance, and certainty. He acknowledges the sensational ugly without apprehension. His ideas are of an entirely different species and his wit knocks at postmodern... stunned today, laughing tomorrow. Dodging Traffic is the classic, the sequel will forever envy." - Sarah Morgan, author of Animal Ballistics

"Reading J. Bradley's Dodging Traffic is a lot like actually dodging traffic--both are unpredictable, thrilling, surprising. Prepare yourself, because these poems hit hard." - Jason Jordan, Editor-In-Chief decomP Magazine

Tod Caviness

A longtime Orlando resident, Tod Caviness snuck into poetry through the back door of theatre soon after his arrival in town. He is the author of three chapbooks and most of the bathroom graffiti in the greater Orlando area. He currently hosts the long-running Speakeasy spoken word nights at Will's Pub, where he gets a free bar tab to keep poets off the streets. He gets the rest of his beer money as a news assistant and books blogger for the Orlando Sentinel.


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