Brad Davis is not a radio host or a Grammy winning singer-songwriter or a dead actor. Laid off this last August after twenty-two years at a private school in northeastern Connecticut, he is not even a classroom teacher anymore. But all’s well and all manner of things shall be well. Since August he has picked up two part-time jobs, one with an educational foundation based in California, the other as coordinator of programming for Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island out on the East End of Long Island. He works from his home in Connecticut where he lives with his wife Deb and cat Mr. Bibbs.
Brad also writes poetry. He earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His chapbook, Short List of Wonders, was selected by Dick Allen as the winner of the 2005 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, and he has won an AWP Intro Journal Award and the International Arts Movement Poetry Prize. Individual poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, Paris Review, Image, DoubleTake, Connecticut Review, Tar River Poetry, Brilliant Corners, Rock & Sling, and most recently Suss: another literary journal. Brad has published four books with Antrim House. A poem first published by Suss: another literary journal follows.
A song by this title was written in 1942 by Bill Carey & Carl Fischer.
The phrases may be read in any order.
when I sing it naked
she cries into the mirror