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Bradley Paul Reads Plasma

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The Last Bookstore

453 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

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The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Bradley Paul reading from Plasma, his most recent book of poetry. Join us to hear this LA-based poet and TV writer share work that David Rivard describes as "by turns wry, melancholy, decent, hopeless, sweet, fed up, amused, and alarmed."

The poems in Plasma, Bradley Paul’s third book, use common objects, animals, people, and experiences as starting points to consider one’s connectivity to the world. Riddles and obituaries alternate with rants and memories of things that never existed or that the speaker has never seen – or that he has, and struggles to remember. The title is inspired by all our conceptions of plasma: an infinitely conductive state of matter in which the many disparate parts act collectively to create a single, ever-shifting whole. The part of the blood that communicates and provides. The ethereal medium by which we watch thousands of electronic images, sounds, and stories.

Bradley Paul is the author of three books of poetry. The most recent is Plasma, about which Dara Wier writes “If everyone on the ship is dead where are you and who are you and what responsibility do you have? What kind of migratory bird are you, what kind of psychic octopus, what kind of emperor are you, what kind of son, father, citizen? Bradley Paul's poems ask these kinds of questions.” His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Smartish Pace, Fence, Pleiades, Iowa Review, and numerous other journals. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he lives in Los Angeles, where he writes for television. Recent credits including Animal Kingdom, Lodge 49, and Better Call Saul.


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