Word of Art has consistently brought together the complimentary expressive forms of word and art. In our third year of collaborations, we welcome author and teacher John Bradley as our Word Judge. John will read through the twenty-eight selected essay, prose, and poetry submissions and select three runners-up and one winner to be announced following the program at the Word of Art 3 Exhibition and Book Release Reception, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Burpee Museum of Natural History.
John Bradley is the author of Love-In-Idleness: The Poetry of Roberto Zingarello (Word Works), now in a second edition, Terrestrial Music (Curbstone), War on Words (BlazeVOX), You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know (CSU Poetry Center), Trancelumination (Lowbrow Press), and And Thereby Everything (Longhouse).
He is the editor of Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (Coffeehouse Press), Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader (Univ. of Arizona Press), and Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath (Backwaters Press).
He frequently reviews books of poetry for Rain Taxi.
John is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize in poetry and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in poetry.
He received an M.A. in English from Colorado State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.
He resides in DeKalb, IL and teaches at Northern Illinois University.
Word of Art 3 is honored to have John Bradley as our Word Judge.