Elizabeth Bradfield (Author)
January 01, 2010
5.64 X 0.34 X 8.02 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Elizabeth grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and has since called Cape Cod and Alaska home. She holds an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship as well as scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has been published in such journals as The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, The Believer and Orion. She is founder and editor of Broadsided Press (www.broadsidedpress.org), a modern incarnation of the traditional broadside with the mission of putting words and art on the streets.
In poems both descriptive and intimate, Bradfield (Interpretive Work) examines nearly 200 years of polar exploration, recounting tales of the famous (Shackleton, Peary, Byrd, ) and not so famous (Shirase, Henson, Boyd). She writes with humanity about those who were arguably a bit mad, showing sympathy for the explorers, the creatures they encountered, and the families they left behind. Highly recommended for anyone who reads contemporary poetry. --Karla Huston"