I am arguing with an idiot online. He says anybody can write a poem. I say some people are afraid to speak. I say some people are ashamed to speak. If they said the pronoun "I" they would find themselves floating in the black Atlantic and a woman would swim by, completely dry, in a rose chiffon shirt,
Bradley Paul was born in Baltimore in 1972. He received a BA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of The Animals All Are Gathering (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, and The Obvious (New Issues, 2004), winner of the 2004 New Issues Poetry Prize. Also a screenwriter, Paul lives in Los Angeles.