Crownfeathers and Effigies


by Jerry Bradley

These are quiet, intimate, witty, conversational poems addressing how the human heart forgets itself under personal injury and the stinging justice of misery, and then, in the poignancy of remembering itself, is reborn again, unyielding, ready for "another waltz at the window, one more dance." If pain is "unresurrected" truth, then healing is "coming back to familiar spots to remember" a world we forgot existed or that we never even expected. Read this book and let your heart be healed.


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About the Author

Larry Griffin

Jerry Bradley is the author of nine books. Winner of the 2015 Boswell Poetry Prize, he is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and poetry editor of Concho River Review. He is former president of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, and his poetry has appeared in New England Review, Modern Poetry Studies, Poetry Magazine, and Southern Humanities Review. Retired from a long and prestigious career in higher education, Bradley resides in South Carolina with his wife, architectural historian Barrie Scardino Bradley.


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