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November 07, 2012

Poetry of John Bradley is Focus of Fall Visiting Writers Series

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  • IPFW Visiting Writers Series featuring John Bradley reading from his works
  • Tuesday, November 13, 3 p.m., Walb Student Union, Room G21-21-A
  • Free and open to the public
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Since 1992, the Visiting Writers Series at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has brought more than 75 writers of different genres to campus to meet with students and aspiring writers and to read from their works. The series continues this fall with the visit by poet John Bradley, Tuesday, November 13. Bradley will read from his works at 3 p.m. in Walb Student Union, Room G21–G21-A.

Bradley was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Massachusetts, Nebraska, Long Island, and Minnesota. He lives in DeKalb, Ill., where he teaches writing at Northern Illinois University. His books include Love-in-Idleness, winner of the Washington Prize, Terrestrial Music, You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know, and Trancelumination. He is the editor of two poetry anthologies: Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age and Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath.

A practitioner of the prose poem, Bradley’s work has been anthologized in No Boundaries: Prose Poems by 24 American Poets, An Introduction to the Prose Poem, and The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice.

The Visiting Writers Series is made possible with the generous support of the Department of English and Linguistics, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. The program is also grateful to College Access TeleVision at IPFW, which records and broadcasts VWS events, and to anonymous donors.

For more information, contact Professor George Kalamaras at 260-481-6756 or