Bradley J FestBradley J. Fest teaches at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of a volume of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch Press, 2015), and he is currently working on The Nuclear Archive: American Literature before and after the Bomb, a book investigating the relationship between nuclear and information technology in twentieth- and twenty-first-century US literature.

Fest’s critical and scholarly writing has appeared in a variety of journals, including boundary 2 (also interviews here and here), The b2 Review (also here), Critical Quarterly, Critique: Studies in Contemporary FictionFirst Person ScholarStudies in the Novel, and Wide Screen; essays have also been published or are forthcoming in the collections David Foster Wallace and “The Long Thing”: New Essays on the Novels (Bloomsbury, 2014), The Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World (Cambridge Scholars, 2013), and Size and Scale in Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2017).

A chapbook-length portfolio, “The Shape of Things,” was a finalist for the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize and was recently published in Verse (a preview here). Other poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The After Happy Hour Review, BathHouse, Empty MirrorFlywheel, Masque & SpectaclePELTPLINTH, The OffbeatOpen Thread, Small Po(r)tions, Spork (also here and here), The 2River View, TXTOBJX, and elsewhere.

Further information regarding his articles, presentations, and teaching materials can be found on his academia.edu page.

Bradley J. Fest’s curriculum vitae.


2 Responses to About

  1. Nanette Jordan says:

    Hi Bradley, is Denise at Empty Mirror around these days?

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