“Echoes the erotically charged imagery of the Chilean master.”   –Booklist

The Waiting Tide is a bilingual homage to Pablo Neruda’s classic tome of love poetry, The Captain’s Verses, mixing classic love poetry with verse of a more modern and visceral bent, and all while never straying far from the sea.





“A love letter paying homage to Neruda, to the flow of tides and language. Ryan W. Bradley’s sensual language washes over you in waves.”   

-Ellen Bass, author of The Human Line