George Bradley (poet)

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George Bradley (born 1953 in Roslyn, New York) is an American poet, editor, and fiction writer whose work is characterized by formal structure, humor, and satirical narrative.


He attended the Hill School, Yale University, and the University of Virginia. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, New England Review,[1] The New Republic, the Paris Review.[2]

In 1998 he edited The Yale Younger Poets Anthology, which traced the history of the first poetry series in America from its inception in 1919 to 1997. The critic Peter Davison praised this anthology in the Atlantic Monthly for uncovering an important chapter of American literary history: Bradley "introduces each selection with a brief identification of its author, and prefaces his anthology with introductory matter amounting to nearly a hundred pages of graceful, witty, and discriminating prose that combines aesthetic perception, historical understanding, and publishing shrewdness. The result is a book that illuminates the recesses between artists, audiences, public taste, and the history of American publication."[3]


  • 1985 Yale Younger Poets Series, selected by James Merrill
  • The Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
  • The Peter I. B. Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets



  • James Tate, David Lehman, eds. (1997). The Best American Poetry 1997. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-684-81452-0. 
  • Billy Collins, ed. (2003). Poetry 180: a turning back to poetry. Random House Trade Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8129-6887-3. 
  • George Bradley, ed. (1998). The Yale younger poets anthology. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-07473-4. 
  • Laura Furman, ed. (2010)., ed. (2010). The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best Stories of the Year. Anchor Books/Random House. ISBN 978-0-307-47236-6. 


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