Buff Whitman-Bradley’s poems have been widely published in print and online journals. His other published books of poetry are b. eagle, poet, The Honey Philosophies, At the Driveway Guitar Sale, and The Heron Could Be Lost. In addition to poetry, he has written two nonfiction books for young readers—Endings: A Book About Death; and Where Do I Belong: A Kids’ Guide to Stepfamilies—and a handbook of language activities for elementary school teachers, Growing from Word Play into Poetry. He taught kindergarten for a number of years and also worked as a writer and editor of books and magazines in educational publishing, winning a number of commendations for his work from the Educational Press Association and the International Reading Association. He and his wife, Cynthia, produced the documentary film Outside In, about San Quentin’s death row; and he was a member of the MIRC Film Collective that made the documentary film Por Que Venimos, in which undocumented immigrants told their stories. As producer of the original Courage to Resist Audio Project, he interviewed members of the military who refused to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan and, along with Sarah Lazare and Cynthia Whitman-Bradley, turned those interviews into the oral history book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War. He is a member of the nonviolent direct action affinity group ¡Presente!, and has participated over the years in all manner of “street politics”—everything from guerilla theater, marches, and demonstrations, to civil disobedience. His podcast of poems about aging, memory, and mortality can be heard at thirdactpoems.podbean.com. He and Cynthia live in northern California.
Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (October 3, 2022)