Poetry. "Timothy Bradford gnaws on the big questions: should I run with my pack, or should I go it alone? Where to find enlightenment? What is a dead animal? What is the spirit's realm? The mind falls into its quandaries, and the body, drunk with it, tags along. These poems, roving across continents, restlessly seek to locate consciousness in the world, a universe which 'opens like a tulip / or closes like a fist,' where the poet is not afraid to admit: 'I forget / which'"—Eleni Sikelianos.
Timothy Bradford is the author of the introduction to Sadhus (Cuerpos Pintados, 2003), a photography book on the ascetics of South Asia. In 2005, he received the Koret Foundation's Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award for his novel-in-progress based on the history of the Vélodrome d'Hiver, and from 2007 to 2009 he was a guest researcher at the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent in Paris. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals including 42opus, BOMBAY GIN, CrossConnect, DIAGRAM, Drunken Boat, ECOPOETICS, H_NGM_N, Mudlark, No Tell Motel, Poems & Plays, and Upstairs at Duroc. He currently teaches English at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives with his wife, two sons, and an ever-changing menagerie just outside of Oklahoma City. Author City: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK USA