Bob Bradley

Faculty, Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN, United States

About Bob


Biography: Artist. Educator. Technologist.

Bob Bradley was born in Mansfield, Ohio, May 31, 1959. Grew up in Sanford, North Carolina and Georgia. He was educated at Beecher Hills Baptist Church Kindergarten and Cascade Road Elementary School in Atlanta, GA, Marietta High School in Marietta Georgia, the University of Georgia, Athens, where he studied with Coleman Barks and at the University of Virginia, where he studied with Charles Wright and Gregory Orr.
Writings include poetry published in Ploughshares, Gettysburg Review, Southern Poetry Review, Seneca Review, Poetry East, Antioch Review, Plainsong, Iris, and Painted Bride Quarterly among others.
For this poetry, he has been awarded fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has won the Academy of American Poets Prize.
Non-fiction writings include articles on and interviews with Lucinda Williams, Madison Smartt Bell, Ruth Stone, Vic Chesnutt, and Robert Francis, among others.
As editor of Haw River Books, Bradley has published limited edition chapbooks by David Daniel, Tom Andrews and Molly Bendall, as well as National Book Award-winners Robert Bly, Ruth Stone, and William Stafford. Staffords WRITING THE WORLD, Haw Rivers first publication, was nominated for the LOS ANGELES TIMES Book of the Year in Poetry.
As singer songwriter, he has created three independently-produced song collections: SECULAR MUSICS, WOODCHIP STEW, and SPARKLES FROM THE WHEEL. His most recent album, TOBACCO SUNBURST, produced by Don Dixon, features Dixon, Mitch Easter, and Peter Holsapple.
As a supporting and headlining performer, he has shared the stage with, among others, Peter Buck (REM), Kevn Kinny, David Mead, Joe, Marc's Brother, Lucinda Williams, Mindy Smith, Robert Bly, Keith Urban, Madison Smartt Bell, Vic Chesnutt, Jim Clark, David Daniel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Coleman Barks, the Chickasaw Mud Puppies, Night Ranger, Wyn Cooper, Steve Earle, Ted Nugent, Deep Purple and Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie).
As an educator and technologist promoting social design, Bradley has created a social design portfolio that can be accessed
Robert R Bradley, President and CEO
5 Talents Holding Company LLC

Social Design Portfolio

TED Conference

TEDActive 2012

Areas of Expertise

Arts; Education; Social Design

An idea worth spreading

An NCAA-like model of higher education, interdisciplinary championships in academics, social media focused.

I'm passionate about

networking bridges between education and business for economic development