This week we welcome Amanda J. Bradley as our guest author. Amanda is the author of Oz at Night (NYQ Books, 2011) and Hints and Allegations (NYQ Books, 2009). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in many journals including Paterson Literary Review, Ragazine, Gargoyle, Rattle, Pirene's Fountain, and The New York Quarterly. Amanda earned a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Washington University in Saint Louis and an MFA in Poetry Writing from The New School in Manhattan. Find out more about Amanda J. Bradley at her website here.
In other news . . .
Next Line, Please: Help the American Scholar Write a Sonnet
On Tuesday, May 6, The American Scholar launched a website experiment in writing crowd-sourced poetry—in this case, a sonnet. David Lehman wrote the first line and selects subsequent lines from among those submitted by you. Here's the sonnet to date:
How like a prison is my cubicle
And yet how far my mind can freely roam
From gaol to Jerusalem, Hell to home.
Freedom ends or starts with a funeral.
For details on how to submit your line for consideration, go here.