"In this original and wonderfully energetic book, Bradley Paul moves from
humor to mockery to play to anger to grief, and sometimes all at once. This
poetry shifts, it slams, it hammers, it thinks; it corrodes our sorrow and
foolishness; it captures our national haplessness, sad and firing and
still." --Jean Valentine "This is a book of 'Instructions,' a 'How To'
book, a 'Guide' to the anarchic carnival of everyday life. It is a wicked
book smelling of 'scrapple' and the 'puke of poetry.' And yet rising out of
the bile is something else--call it a love for words and poetry--that can
gleefully announce that 'a monkey could write this poem.' Read this book
and you will lean 'how to stop your doppelganger from plagiarizing you,'
which is exactly what you need to know to live in the twenty-first
century." --John Yau Bradley Paul’s work has appeared in American Poetry
Review, Pleiades, Smartish Pace, Boston Review, and other journals. His
first book of poetry, The Obvious, was selected by Brenda Hillman for the
2004 New Issues Poetry Prize. A native of Baltimore, he now lives in Los

Bradley Paul—The Animals All Are Gathering

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