The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology


Edited by Jerry Bradley and Ulf Kirchdorfer

The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology brings together the work of more than one hundred smart aleck poets who serve as bulwarks against the bombast and fatuousness of modern popular culture.  Their snark, irreverence, wit, discernment, impudence—even profanity—speak the truth, subversive as it might be, as an antidote to the folly that governs much of everyday society.  Above all, the poems are funny. Read up, America!

Order from any bookstore, local or online. This title is also available from Fleur Fine Books of Galveston, Texas. 

About the Editors

David Breeden

Jerry Bradley, retired University Professor of English at Lamar University, is the author of seven 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.

Steven Schroeder

Ulf Kirchdorfer grew up in Texas where he attended Trinity University and Texas Christian University. He has been a Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year and served as a Board of Regents Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning. He has published hundreds of poems, been featured on Poetry Daily, and is the recipient of the Boswell Poetry Prize. Currently he is a Professor of English at Darton State College.