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Bradley Strahan

Author's Bio

Bradley R. Strahan lives in Garner, NC, most recently he taught poetry at Univ. of Texas. He is a Former Fulbright Professor of Poetry & American Culture (2002-2004) in the Balkans. For 12 yrs. he taught poetry at Georgetown Univ.. He is the director of VISIONS INTERNATIONAL ARTS and publisher of Visions-International. Since 1976 he has developed a worldwide following for his work, which includes 6 books of poetry and over 600 poems in such places as: America, Christian Century, Texas Observer, Crosscurrents, Rattapallax, Apostrophe, Seattle Rev, Christian Science Monitor, Poet Lore, Confrontation, Hollins Critic, Soundings East, Gargoyle, Southwestern Rev., Borderlands, Passages North, etc.; in the U.K.: Orbis, Tribune, Nottingham Rev., Krax, The Seventh Quarry (Wales), etc.; in Ireland: Crannog, The Salmon, Blue Max and Revival. Elsewhere in: Sources (Belgium), Poetry Monthly Shimunhak (Korea), Poetry Australia, Poetry Salzburg Review, Yuan Yang (Hong Kong), etc.. He has been anthologized in many places and translated into French, Dutch, Serbian, Macedonian, Korean, etc.. He has lectured and read his work in America, Europe and Asia. For over 30 years he has sponsored international poetry readings at many location locations. He has won many poetry awards. He was in Holland on a Vogelstein Foundation program from Nov., 2001 to Jan., 2002 (where he replaced John Ashbery as the American poet at the "Literaire Podia Amsterdam"). He was a Fellow (2006) at the "Vertalershuis" in Leuven, Belgium. In 2012 & 2013 He was a featured poet at International poetry festivals in Ireland and Belgium (2013-14). During his stay in Belgium he lectured several times at the Univ. of Liege. His book This Art of Losing (from BrickHouse Books) has garnered considerable praise from critics and readers and has been translated into French. His new book from/about his recent year+ in Ireland, A Parting Glass was also published by BrickHouse Books to and has also just been translated into French at the univ. of Liege in Belgium. It has also been widely praised.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
A Parting Glass, a remembrance of Ireland (Brickhouse Books, 2014), This Art of Losing (Brickhouse Books, 2011), Crocodile Man (The Smith, 1990), Love Songs for an Age of Anxiety (Black Buzzard Press, 1981)
Anthologies:
Blood to Remember, American Poets on the Holocaust (Texas Tech University Press, 2006)
Journals:
America, Christian Century, Confrontation, CrossCurrents, First Things, Hollins Critic, Passages North, Rattapallax, Seattle Review, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Soundings East, Southern California Anthology, Texas Observer
Prizes:
Several First Prizes from the Virginia Poetry Society and more recently from the Austin Poetry Society. I don't tend to enter expensive poetry contests.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Too many to list!
Favorite Authors:
James Wright, Ted Hughes, Linda Gregg, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Michael Mott, etc., etc...

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Listing last updated: July 6, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Boston, MA
Raised in:
New York, NY

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