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Assistant Professor

Amanda J. Bradley

Amanda J. Bradley

Assistant Professor
Department or Division: Division of Communication Arts and Humanities
Office Location: The Cottage - 105
Phone Number:(570) 945-8489

What makes Keystone special to me?
"I appreciate the dynamic atmosphere of the classroom, the authentic friendliness of colleagues and students, and the high standard people hold themselves to at Keystone."


  • Ph.D. in English and American Literature - Washington University in Saint Louis (2008)
  • M.F.A. in Poetry Writing -- The New School (2011)
  • B.A. in English and Poetry Writing -- Northwestern University (1994)

Courses Taught:

  • College Writing I
  • College Writing II
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • American Literature II
  • Great Themes in Literature: Nature and the Environment

Amanda Bradley poetry competition judge


Poetry Books:

  • Oz at Night, NYQ Books, 2011
  • Hints & Allegations, NYQ Books, 2009

Published Essays:

  • Kin Poetry Journal, Issue 7, 2013: "Millay and Loy: Two Iconic Feminist Poets"
  • The Nervous Breakdown, April 2012: "Bringing Back Mina Loy"
  • Xchanges, February 2005: "A Vicious American Memory: Sylvia Plath's Criticism of Wars, Wars, Wars"
  • Quiet Mountain Essays, 2004: "Politics Are in the Details"

Poetry Publications in Journals:

  • Paterson Literary Review, “I Read People by What They Read”: Pending
  • Ragazine, January 2014, “Escapist,” “Why Do English Majors Have to Analyze Everything to Death?” “Plants on the Moon”
  • Gargoyle Magazine #58, 2012, “The Nicene Creed Meets the Jabberwocky”
  • The Nervous Breakdown, December 31, 2011, “My Red-Brown Hair”
  • Paddlefish, 2011, “Commodity Trading,” “Stolen Identity,” and “Oz at Night”
  • Rattle, 2011, “To Thomas Pynchon Regarding The Crying of Lot 49
  • Lips #34/35, 2011, “The Death of Stir Fry”
  •, May 1, 2011, “The Night Fred Lost It”
  • Playground Literary Journal, April 2011, “A Description of Kant’s Categorical Imperative in a Women’s Clothing Catalogue,” “In the Days”
  • Best American Poetry Blog, January 2011, “Upon Reading Berryman’s Sonnets”
  • New York Quarterly, Issue #66, “Revisiting El Dorado, Arkansas”
  • Pirene’s Fountain, April 2010, “Cups”
  • Toronto Quarterly, Issue #3, “Seed”
  • decomP magazinE, January 2009, “Insomnia”
  • Barefoot Muse, Winter 2008, “Unscathed”
  • New York Quarterly, Issue #63, “Prostration”
  • New York Quarterly, Issue #62, “The Desert”
  • New York Quarterly, Issue #61, “Listen”
  • Mad Poets Review, July 2005, “Fantasy”
  • Soul Fountain, Vol. #24 Winter 2005, “Listen”
  • Dufus 8.2, 2004, “The Desert”
  • Pennine Ink 26, December 2004, “A Gift”
  • Gentle Reader, Issue #31, “A Gift”
  • Zillah, Autumn 2004, “This Intuition”
  • Poetry Bay, Summer 2004, “Her Quilt”
  • Poetic Hours, May 2004 “Hair and Nails”
  • Down in the Dirt, April 2004 #8, “A Gift” and “Hair and Nails" 

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