Dodging Traffic


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    • Ampersand Books
      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.
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      J. Bradley has a pen attached to his heart. His heart has its own brain. His brain has its own heart, but we are unsure if there's a pen attached to that.
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      [These] words are honest and raw, spilling our dirty secrets out before us as the beautiful experiences we can’t describe
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      J. Bradley is the Veruca Salt of the literary chocolate factory, writing with a satirical brazenness that leaves cavities among the reader's 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.
    • “Bradley writes from the heart, but it is a heart filled with booze and a little rage,” -J. Bradley’s interview with  Chicago Subtext

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