Poetry. Amanda J. Bradley's second book, OZ AT NIGHT, lives up to its title: it is dark and fantastical, frightening and playful. A courageous vision is at the center of Bradley's poetic project, and in this book of poems, that gaze never falters. OZ AT NIGHT tackles philosophical musings and personal insights with equal passion, yet its interlude section contains lightly comedic poems. Its poetic forms cover as much ground as its topics, incorporating everything from short-lined free verse to strict and loose sonnets, a prose poem, an acrostic, haiku. Through the variety of OZ AT NIGHT run a consistent sincerity and an unwavering desire to understand.
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Amanda J. Bradley is the author of HINTS AND ALLEGATIONS (2009) and OZ AT NIGHT (2011), both from NYQ Books. She has published poetry in many journals, including The Best American Poetry Blog, Paddlefish, Lips, Rattle, The New York Quarterly, Poetry Bay, and Barefoot Muse. Amanda is a recent graduate of the MFA program at The New School, and she holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Brooklyn. Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA