Bradley 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.
Brad’s critical and scholarly essays have appeared or are forthcoming 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; and essays have been published in the collections David Foster Wallace and “The Long Thing” (Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Silence of Fallout (Cambridge Scholars, 2013).
He was a finalist for the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize and a chapbook-length portfolio of poems, “The Shape of Things,” is forthcoming in Verse (a preview here). Other poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The After Happy Hour Review, BathHouse, Empty Mirror, Flywheel, Masque & Spectacle, PELT, PLINTH, 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.