Item description for Terrestrial Music by John Bradley...
The poetry in Terrestrial Music has been inspired by Pablo Neruda, Thomas McGrath, Muriel Rukeyser, and Martn Espada. In lyrics that explore issues that affect our daily lives, such as ecology, genocide, hunger, nuclear damage, and violence, John Bradley not only celebrates the beauty of earth and the redeeming power of nature, but also confronts social injustice and fully explores the impact of the industrial uses of radium with detailed historical anecdotes and documentation. These poems identify one common source of strength: The earth is part of our identity, our body, and our soul.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Curbstone Press
ISBN 1931896283 ISBN13 9781931896283
Availability 0 units.
More About John Bradley
John Bradley is the author of Love-In-Idleness: The Poetry of Roberto Zingarello (Word Works), Terrestrial Music (Curbstone), and War on Words (BlazeVOX). He edited Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (Coffee House Press), a poetry anthology, Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader (University of Arizona Press), and EATING THE PURE LIGHT: HOMAGE TO THOMAS McGRATH (Backwaters Press). He teaches at Northern Illinois University and lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with his wife, Jana, and their cats, Kiki and Zuzu.
John Bradley has an academic affiliation as follows - Strategic Sollutions.
Reviews - What do customers think about Terrestrial Music?
Timely and Timeless Apr 1, 2007
This is a timely, and timeless, book that lyrically explores the wonders of earth and redemptive power of nature as they relate to our daily lives. Bradley writes of issues such as genocide, hunger, nuclear threats, and violence and confronts social injustice in its myriad forms. Through it all he manages to bring the reader closer to the earth which he argues is an indispensable part of our body, soul, and identity. He is at heart an optimist, with humility, as evidenced by this poem: "With each line I write, I pull the world back a little/from the edge...No wonder I sit and stare out the window."This is a worth while effort at an amazingly reasonable price and another reason independent presses are an American treasure.
A collection of poems inspired by Pablo Neruda, Thomas McGrath, Muriel Rukeyeser, and Martin Espada Jan 4, 2007
Prize-winning poet John Bradley presents Terrestrial Music, a collection of poems inspired by Pablo Neruda, Thomas McGrath, Muriel Rukeyeser, and Martin Espada. The haunting stanzas, which range from free-verse to narration approaching stream-of-consciousness, deals with the severities of social injustice, mankind's brutal impact on nature, and the power of the earth as part of the human identity - if only humankind can learn to recognize this and change its destructive ways before all is lost. "Terrestrial Music/2": I want to sleep / until we float / out of our skins / catch / on the maple's / wet leaves / dripping / onto the sleepless earth.