By Bradford Middleton
Bradford Middleton lives on England’s south-coast in the town of Brighton having been born in London during the long hot summer of 1971. He graduated university late and moved here not knowing anyone and with no money; in those first months and years he began writing stories and poems as there was nothing more to do as the bars were too expensive for his slim wallet. Since he began submitting to magazines in 2010 he has seen four chapbooks published by Crisis Chronicles Press, Holy & Intoxicated Press and Analog Submission Press whilst his poems have appeared in Chiron Review, Paper & Ink Zine, Section 8, Razur Cuts, Rolling Thunder, Alien Buddha, Evening Street Review, Bareback Lit, Glove, Horror Sleaze Trash, Mad Swirl journals and anthologies. Online he has poems featured at, amongst others, Grandma Moses ‘Poet to Notice’, Cajun Mutt ‘Poet of the Week’, Empty Mirror, Runcible Spoon, Rye Whiskey Review, Yellow Mama, Ppigpenn, Ramingo’s Porch, Beatnik Cowboy, Bareknuckle Poets, Heroin Love Songs, Midnight Lane Gallery, Work Lit Mag and Zygote in my Coffee. He occasionally tweets but not too often @BradfordMiddle5.
The Sun Shines Hard Outside My Window is an A5 saddle stitched chapbook. Lovingly handmade, hand stamped, and hand numbered. Limited to 25 copies. Printed on an old Canon laser printer we found abandoned at a dump site.
Original unmodified cover illustration by Anastasiya Sytnik