JERRY BRADLEY is University Professor of English at Lamar University. Winner of the 2015 Boswell Poetry Prize, he is the author of six books including three books of poetry—Simple Versions of Disaster, The Importance of Elsewhere, and most recently Crownfeathers and Effigies—and one book of poetry criticism—The Movement: British Poets of the 1950s. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Bradley was selected as a 2014 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. He was also named Outstanding Alumnus from Midwestern State University’s College of Liberal Arts in 2002. His poetry has appeared in many literary magazines including New England Review, Modern Poetry Studies, Poetry Magazine, and Southern Humanities Review. He is poetry editor of Concho River Review and co-editor of the upcoming The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology. He is a past president of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers. More information is available on his Wikipedia site and at