Biography of Jason Bredle
Jason Bredle (February 16, 1976 – ) is an American poet and translator. Born in Indianapolis, he received degrees in English literature and Spanish from Indiana University, where he was named Ruth Halls Outstanding Young Artist in Poetry, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, where he earned a Hopwood Award. He's the author of four books of poetry, including Standing in Line for the Beast, winner of the 2006 New Issues Poetry Prize, and Carnival, selected as Editor's Choice for the 2012 Akron Series in Poetry. A recipient of a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, his poems have been anthologized in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day from Random House, Poems about Horses from Alfred A. Knopf, and Seriously Funny from the University of Georgia Press. In addition to his poetry, his music criticism has appeared in Resonance and he's a regular contributor to Coldfront Magazine. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Jason Bredle Poems
The Forest of Sadness
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The horse discovered a gateway to another dimension, and with nothing else to do, moseyed into it just for grins, and man, you
Every few months my friend and I get together to talk about "what we're doing" vis-à-vis "the perceived goal of our dual attempt
Every few months my friend and I get together
to talk about "what we're doing" vis-à-vis
"the perceived goal of our dual attempt
to become masters of wordsmithing
in the face of insurmountable opposition."
This is what I'm doing, we say,
compared to this person we don't know
who does something similar
and is wildly more successful than us.