Windfall: February 16, 2021
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David Bradley is the author of two novels, South Street (1975) and The Chaneysville Incident (1981) which was awarded the 1982 PEN/Faulkner Award and an Academy Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Both novels have been issued in electronic format by Open Road Media (http://www.openroadmedia.com/contributor/david-bradley/). His most recent fiction, "You Remember the Pin Mill," appeared in Narrative and was selected for the 2014 O. Henry Prize. His essay "A Eulogy for Nigger" was awarded the 2015 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize.
Since 1985 Bradley has worked primarily in Creative Nonfiction, publishing in Esquire, Redbook, The New York Times, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and other journals and newspapers. Bradley has also published articles on and introductions to works by Melville, Twain, Richard Wright, William Melvin Kelley and Edmund Wilson and has coedited, with Shelley Fisher Fishkin, The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America(1998) and The Sport of the Gods and Other Essential Writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar (2005).
Bradley holds a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in United States Studies from the University of London. He has been a permanent faculty member at Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of Oregon in Eugene, and a visiting professor at Colgate University, MIT, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, The College of William and Mary, the City University of New York,The Michener Center at the University of Texas and Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2018 he was elected to the Bedford High School Hall of Excellence.
He is currently at work on a volume of creative nonfiction, The Bondage Hypothesis: Meditations on Race, History and America, a collection of essays, Lunch-Bucket Pieces, and a novel in stories, Raystown.
Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, he now lives in La Jolla, California.
Susan Leslie Moore’s poetry has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Quarterly, Best American Poetry 2020, Poetry Northwest, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. She edited the online magazine Caffeine Destiny for 13 years, and is one of the editors of the anthology Alive At The Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest, published by Ooligan Press. She is the winner of the Juniper Prize in Poetry, and her first full-length collection, That Place Where You Opened Your Hands, was published by University of Massachusetts Press. Exploring identity and the exterior and interior selves we create through the natural world, language, and relationships, the poems of this collection bring the ordinary rhythms of life and motherhood into coexistence with wilder truths. As Moore writes, “If I can’t be singular / in purpose, let me be quietly adrift,” but these are not quiet poems.Susan Moore lives in Portland and is the Director of Programs for Writers at Literary Arts.
Of her earlier work, Dara Wier, Juniper Prize for Poetry judge and author of You Good Thing, has said, “Moore is unafraid of rhyme’s song, of poetry’s brazen scales, of wanting to leave her life in order to see more, more widely. She wants to hover above; she practices a deadpan forthrightness and a prayerlike incantation. This is a wondrous book that leaves us understanding we must continue where it begins.”