Apr 18, 2024

Bradford Tice to read in Salina Spring Poetry Series, April 23

Posted Apr 18, 2024 7:14 AM
Bradford Tice
Bradford Tice


The 40th Salina Spring Poetry Series, sponsored and organized by Salina Arts & Humanities, continues on Tuesday, April 23, with a reading by Bradford Tice.

The reading will begin at 7 pm at Red Fern Booksellers (106 S Santa Fe Ave). Admission will be $5 cash at the door and free for students with ID.

Traci Brimhall, Kansas Poet Laureate, curated this year’s series. Brimhall selected poets with a broad range of perspectives who will share their work in Salina this month.

“I love what Bradford Tice does with poetry and history. In his collection What the Night Numbered, he unites mythic figures and the Stonewall riots. His persona poems unlock so many necessary statements about death, desire, and coming-of-age. History feels utterly present tense in his work, and it teaches me ways to help poems remember what the world has forgotten,” said Brimhall.

Bradford Tice is the author of two books of poetry: Rare Earth (New Rivers Press, 2013), which was named the winner of the 2011 Many Voices Project and a 2014 Debut-litzer finalist, and What the Night Numbered (Trio House Press, 2015), winner of the 2014 Trio Award. His poetry and fiction have appeared in such periodicals as The Atlantic Monthly, North American Review, The American Scholar, Epoch, and Best American Short Stories 2008. His poetry was also selected as the winner of Prairie Schooner’s 2009 Edward Stanley Award.

Bradford currently teaches at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln.