Brad Rose was born and raised in Los Angeles, and lives in Boston. He is a sociologist, and author three full-length collections of poetry and flash fiction, Pink X-Ray (Big Table Publishing, 2015), de/tonations, (Nixes Mate Press, 2020),  and Momentary Turbulence (Cernvena Barva Press, 2020). WordinEdgeWise from Cerven Barva Press is  forthcoming in 2021. Six times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and twice nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology,  Brad’s poetry and fiction have appeared in over one hundred journals, including The Los Angeles Times, The American Journal of Poetry, Clockhouse, Folio, Lunch Ticket, The Baltimore Review, Into the Void, Boston Literary Magazine, Hunger Mountain, Sequestrum, 45th Parallel,  and other publications. His story “Desert Motel,” appears in Best Microfiction, 2019. Brad is the author of five chapbooks: Democracy of Secrets, Dancing School Nerves, An Evil Twin is Always in Good Company,  Coyotes Circle the Party Store and Away with Words. &q