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Vote Human. Vote Beto.

 In the 2018 Texas Senate race, only one candidate has humane, caring, intelligent policies that work for all people. He is Beto O'Rourke.

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July 17, 2018

July 06, 2018

Render Kindle Edition Now Available for Pre-order!

I'm thrilled to announce that the Kindle edition of Render, my first poetry collection, is now available for pre-order. It will be delivered July 12, 2018.

Paperback and iBooks editions are coming very soon!

A teaser from "Early AM Mysteries":

Nothing remains to believe
except the possibility of belief—
lessening the definition of hope
into nothing more substantial
than bones and skin and
the terror of daybreak.

In the silence of the overnight,
the refrigerator’s sudden buzzing
is a muted alarm, a warning cry
of omen and portent as I leap
from futon to coffee table to loveseat,
afraid of the ravenous piranhas
lurking beneath the surface
of the gray industrial carpeting.

I am tired
of proclamations of doom.

The damp cold is an uninvited guest
boring me with oft-repeated tales
of miseries more dire than my own.

My constant self-imposed solitude
has bewildered the boundaries
of the real and the actual,
like this snowy mountain peak
I hold in the palm of my hand.

The full version of this poem is included in the Kindle edition of Render.


June 13, 2018


The diamond firebird—ashes he stirs.

Hear me keening for understanding,
my love? Wait, not yet, while I paint
another sequined scrim of myself.

My first book of poetry, Render, will be available from Brighten Press in paperback, Kindle, and iBook editions on July 12, 2018.

To say I'm excited about this would be an incredible understatement.

I'm calling these "poems of manifestation" because they include themes of creativity, creation, self-actualization, and identity, as well as summoning love into one's life.

These poems span nearly 30 years of writing.

I hope they will be as meaningful to you as they are to me.

Please check out or for more information.

May 15, 2018

New Memes for Bernie's Best Jokes!

With Brighten Press updating Bernie's Best Jokes cover and title in a new edition, I figured it was time to try a new style of joke memes. Get ready to laugh!

The punchlines in this book are perfect for kids 6-12 and the whole family. Buy Bernie's Best Jokes by J. E. Bright now on in paperback, Kindle, or iBook editions now, or ask for it at your favorite bookseller!

Or visit for more info, free sample pages and jokes, and chic merch!

Bernie's Best Jokes Bowling: J. E. Bright

Is a snail faster without his shell?

When is it time to go to the dentist?

Which is the king of school supplies?