Bradley J. Fest teaches at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch Press, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò Press, forthcoming 2017), 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 have appeared in boundary 2 (also interviews here and here), The b2 Review (also here), Critical Quarterly, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, First Person Scholar, Studies 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), Scale in Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2017), and The Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World (Cambridge Scholars, 2013).
A chapbook-length portfolio/excerpt from 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 Mirror, Flywheel, Grain, Masque & Spectacle, PELT, PLINTH, The Offbeat, Open 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.