J. Bradley is an Orlando poetry legend, has heavily invested himself in his local literary scene and is a prolific writer. He’s got some poetry collections, from well-known publishers like YesYes Books, NAP and Housefire. He also gave me the privilege of putting his stuff out on Deckfight Press a few years ago (…we’ll make a comeback, kids. Don’t worry.) Anyway, he sent this advice over:
I think I first heard of the person “Chelsea Hodson” via the Twitter medium via a mention by @janeysmithkills. Given that I rarely trust anything that Janey Smith says, I wasn’t sure about this Hodson person. But she’s a writer and an editor and had a chapbook published by Swill Chidren, which is one of the best micropresses around. I also like this Book Report she wrote on Seneca. I have come to trust/like Chelsea Hodson, but not Janey Smith necessarily.
— Chelsea Hodson (@ChelseaHodson) January 31, 2014
Agree or Disagree?
Last year’s word: Create.
2012? Together (with my wife).
What’s my word for 2014?
A few years ago, I set quarterly goals for my writing. At the start of one year, I made this huge list and was determined to meet each one. The list was way too long.
Then I thought about resolutions. You know, the same stuff–exercise, read more, pray more.
But that soon faded away, too. And I never felt comfortable with it. Until I did this.