David Nelson Bradsher

Rookie (09/06/66 / Raleigh, North Carolina)

Biography of David Nelson Bradsher

David Nelson Bradsher is a native and resident of Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Co-author of 'Kindred Trinity' with David Lee Caudill and Lorraine Sautner, he is currently working on his books of poetry, 'Pieces of the Fortress' and 'The Vampire Sonnets, ' a story composed entirely in continuing Shakespearean sonnets. He is strongly influenced by the work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Andrew Motion, and Lord Byron, as well as the music of Marillion.

David Nelson Bradsher's Works:

Kindred Trinity (46 poems)
A Chorus of Voices (3 poems)

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Damn Birds

The statues stand like rusty gods
in silent judgment, sternly cold
in squares, in parks and college quads,
debased with bird shit, dirt and mold.

The pigeons peck at Lincoln’s feet
or squat upon a soldier’s head.
Let’s nix the seed, and let them eat
a ration of unseasoned lead.

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