About the Author

Brad Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles, and lives in Boston. He is a sociologist, and the author of  five collections of poetry and flash fiction: Lucky Animals, Pink X-Ray, de/tonations, Momentary Turbulence, No. Wait. I Can Explain, and the forthcoming volume, WordInEdgeWise. Seven times nominated for a Pushcart Prize and three times nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, Brad’s poetry and fiction have appeared in, The Los Angeles Times, The American Journal of Poetry, New York Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Clockhouse, Folio, Cloudbank, Baltimore Review, 45th Parallel, Best Microfiction 2019, Lunch Ticket, Sequestrum, Unbroken, Cultural Daily, and other publications. Brad is also the author of seven poetry chapbooks, among them, Democracy of Secrets, Collateral, An Evil Twin is Always in Good Company, and Funny You Should Ask.

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Journals in which Brad’s published poetry appears
A complete list of Brad’s published poetry and fiction
Audio recordings of a selection of Brad’s published poetry
An interview with Brad 

Video interview with Brad at Poet to Poet, Writer to Writer

 

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Biography

Poetry

Brad’s poems are predominantly character-driven and surreal, yet because of their use of everyday, colloquial language, they are also accessible and lucid. They compel the reader to ask not, “What does this poem mean?” but rather, “Who is this speaker/narrator?” and “What can I learn from her/his implicit struggles, aspirations, defeats, and quirky observations?” Many of Brad’s poems feature speakers who operate on the outer edge of rationality and clear thinking, but who haven’t quite stepped over that edge. Not quite.

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Fiction

Brad’s focus on micro/flash fiction enables him to explore the multiple dimensions of human experience in extremely brief narrative formats. Brad is the author of more that 500 flash/micro fiction stories and has seven times been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Titles include: “Me and Buddy at the Pink Elephant,” “Naked to the Waist,” “A Stabbing,” and “They’re Reading My Mind Again.” His story, “Desert Motel,” appears in Best Microfiction, 2019.

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Books

Brad Rose is the author of  five collections of poetry and flash fiction: Lucky Animals, Pink X-Ray, de/tonations, Momentary Turbulence, No. Wait. I Can Explain, and the forthcoming volume, WordInEdgeWise. Brad is also the author of seven poetry chapbooks, among them, Democracy of Secrets, Collateral, An Evil Twin is Always in Good Company, and Funny You Should Ask.

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