June Spotlight

Anthony Isaac Bradley


What are you currently working on?

Another poetry collection/manuscript. I promise I’ll actually send this one out for publication. For real this time.

What advice can you give to other writers?

Don’t write daily like we’re told to because we’re not all wealthy, funded artists. Write when you need to, build some momentum, then give that art some space. Next, polish those results up. Oh, and take criticism. I’ve met seasoned writers and newbies alike who would rather make an enemy than take a suggestion. Don’t be that person. You can’t belong to an art community if you refuse to learn. Seriously, shut the fuck up and listen. 

Can you tell us about your process in writing this series?

Old fashioned heartbreak. Just because it’s cliché doesn’t mean it isn’t happening to you.

Who [and what] inspires you?

I refer to sources outside of the genre I’m working in. Everything is fair game (I believe that’s very important). I’m currently exploring vintage Queer pornography (pre-AIDS). It’s one of the only ways to see the community as it was before Republicans let an entire generation of art and artists waste away.

What are you reading?

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by the late David Wojnarowicz. It’s a good reminder to be angry.

Anything else you’d like to share about your work or where we can find more?

Contact me at abradley24@hotmail.com for booking info regarding public events or commissions. Read and support the Infrarrealista Review: we’re publishing Central-Texans who don’t have a platform to share their art. Eventually we want to turn this into a non-profit for disenfranchised artists.

View Anthony Isaac Bradley’s work in Issue 1.3: Pride

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