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Elizabeth Bradfield

October 19, Copley Square
Elizabeth Bradfield is a poet, author, photographer, and naturalist. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, West Branch, Poetry, the Atlantic Monthly, and Orion, and she earned a Stegner Fellowship and the Audre Lorde Prize. She was also a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. For over two decades she has served as a naturalist and guide on ships domestically and abroad. She is the founder and editor of Broadsided Press and is a contributing editor at Alaska Quarterly Review. A teacher at Brandeis University, she is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds an MFA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She is also the author of four poetry collections: Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work, and Toward Antarctica—the latter her most recent release. Toward Antarctica was lauded by author Kim Heacox as “an artful standout from the crowd, one garnished with reflection and rust, humor and humility, sincerity, and respect.”