Rabb Graduate Center, 206
DegreesUniversity of Alaska, Anchorage, M.F.A.
University of Washington, B.A.
ExpertisePoetry--with a particular interest in poems that engage with a sense of place, biology, history, queer identity, and collaborations with/responses to visual art. Literature that bridges worlds.
ProfileElizabeth Bradfield is the author of two collections of poetry: "Interpretive Work" (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2008), which won the Audre Lorde Prize and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, "Approaching Ice" (Persea Books, 2010), a book of poems about Arctic and Antarctic exploration that was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and "Once Removed" (Persea Books, 2015).
Bradfield's poetry has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, The Believer, Orion, and numerous other journals and anthologies. She has been awarded fellowships and scholarships from Stanford University's Wallace Stegner program, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and elsewhere.
In 2005, Bradfield founded Broadsided (broadsidedpress.org), which she still runs. A grassroots, virtual, collaborative press, Broadsided attempts to pull literary work out of journals and put it on the streets. It brings words together with the energy of original visual art, publishing monthly collaborations on the website as pdfs that are then downloaded, printed, and posted around the world by "Vectors."
In addition to teaching poetry, Bradfield works as a naturalist on Cape Cod as well as on expedition ships.
|ENG||19a||Introduction to Creative Writing|
|ENG||79b||Writing Workshop: From Memory to Craft|
|ENG||109a||Directed Writing: Poetry|
|ENG||119b||Directed Writing: Poetry|
|ENG||139a||Broadsides, Public Art, and Non-Traditional Publishing|
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "A World Larger Than Ourselves/ Creation Myth: Periosteum and Self." Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology. Ed. Sean Prentiss and Joe Wilkins. London, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 121-122, 323-324.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Half Moon Island," "Gerlache Strait," "One Trip," "Sightings Log: What Came to Seem Common." Poetry Northwest XI. 2 (2017): 28-31.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "“Lesson I: Divisions,” “Lesson IV: Artificial Divisions,” “Lesson V: & etc.”." Smartish Pace 24 (2017): 67-70.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "“Upon” and “St. Andrews Bay”." Bat City Review 13 (2017): 130-133.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. ""Emperor Penguins at Snow Hill Island," "Here/Elsewhere," "Aitcho Islands"." Copper Nickel Spring, 2016. 22 (2016).
Bradfield, Elizabeth. ""Nonnative Invasive," "Multi-Use Area"." The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Grasses, and Meadows. 1 ed. vol. 1 Ed. Cecily Parks. New York: Knopf / Everyman’s Pocket Poetry Series, 2016
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Fallible Facts." Poetry Science Symposium. Friday Harbor Marine Biological Lab for the University of Washington. November 6 - 8, 2015.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Fluid States: Ocean as Place and Poetic." West Branch Wired 80. (2016): <http://www.bucknell.edu/west-branch-wired/elizabeth-bradfield.html>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Pursuit." Poem-A-Day (2016): <https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/pursuit-0>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Stromness," "Mandatory Purification Rituals," "Trapped," "Location Unfixed," "Identity Politics"." Terrain.org (2016): <http://www.terrain.org/2016/poetry/elizabeth-bradfield/>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "The Crew is Banned from Shore." The Fourth River 0. 2 (2016): <http://issuu.com/chathamu/docs/the_fourth_river_o.2_edited_110915/5?e=1>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Two if by Sea." Up Here: The North at the Center of the World. Ed. Julie Decker and Kirsten Andersen. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 143 - 163.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Why They Went." Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion. 1 ed. vol. 1 New York: The Academy of American Poets/Abrams Image, 2016. 365.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. ""Cultural Exchange" and "The Truro Bear"." Alaska Quarterly Review Volume 32. No. 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2015. (2015).
Bradfield, Elizabeth. ""Triangulation: A Triptych of Video Poems"." Orion Magazine blog (2015)
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "A Front-Row Seat: A naturalist watches as seals return to Cape Cod National Seashore—and marvels at the human response." National Parks Consesrvation Association Magazine Summer 2015.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Ask a Local - North Truro, MA." The Common: A Modern Sense of Place (2015): <http://www.thecommononline.org/features/ask-local-elizabeth-bradfield-north-truro-ma>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Introduction." In the Circus of You: An Illustrated Novel-in-Poems by Nicelle Davis and Cheryl Gross. Rose Metal Press, 2015
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Three Poems from Antarctica." Orion Magazine blog (2015): <https://orionmagazine.org/2015/10/three-poems-from-antarctica/>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "n/a." Because You Asked: A Book of Answers on the Art & Craft of the Writing Life. 1 ed. Ed. Katrina Roberts. Sandpoint, Idah: Lost Horse Press, 2015. 177-183.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. Once Removed: poems. New York: Persea Books, 2015.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. The Whale: An Exploration. Festival/group show Show, September 20, 2014. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England.
Bradfield, Elizabeth, curator. Broadsides on the Bus. Group Show, May 16, 2014 - October 1, 2014. Public Buses, Cape Cod.
Bradfield, Elizabeth, ed. Out of Bounds: A Celebration of Genre-Defiant Work. Alaska Quarterly Review, 31 2014.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "5 poems from "Botched Pilgrimage"." White Whale Review (2014)
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Remapping the Frontier: Northwest Women Poets Writing From Archives and Experience." Associated Writing Program. Seattle, WA
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Ritual." Catamaran Literary Reader 6. (2014).
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "The Urban Ocean." Last Word on Nothing September 10, 2014. (2014): <http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2014/09/10/the-urban-ocean/>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. Explore Love, Beauty, Wildness, Dreams & the Bizarre!!!!!. Group performance piece Show, April 25, 2014. Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. Secrets of the Sea. Group show of artwork and poetry Show, September 18 - November 22, 2014. University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, Maine.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. Take it to the Streets: Public Installations from Broadsided Press. Group Performance Piece Show, May 2 - 4, 2014. Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA.
To Find Stars in Another Language. Writer/director Bradfield, Elizabeth. The Rumpus, 2013.
Travel of the Light. Writer/director Bradfield, Elizabeth. Drunken Boat, 2013.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "'Multi-Use Area' & 'Legacy'." The Ecopoetry Anthology. 1 ed. Ed. Ann Fiser-Wirth. Trinity University Press, 2013. 672.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "2 poems." Southern Humanities Review 47. 1 (2013).
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "4 Poems." South Dakota Review
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "As true as we can bear." Up Here April/May 2013.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Beagle Channel." Earth Desk (2013): <http://earthdesk.blogs.pace.edu/2013/10/13/beagle-channel-by-elizabeth-bradfield/>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Deliquescence: A Meditation in Seven Parts." Alaska Quarterly Review 30. 3 & 4 (2013).
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Distance Education." This Assignment is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching. Ed. Megan Volpert. Little Rock, Arkansas: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013. 226.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Exploration, Empire & Environmental Justice." 9th Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness & the Environmental Imagination: "The Future of Water". Iowa State University. March 29.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "How a Poem Flows." Thinking Like a River. Bard College. Sept. 27 - 29, 2013.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Sex on the Amazon." Green Mountains Review 26. 1 (2013).
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "The Transformative Power of Public Art: Broadsides and Beyond." Wellfleet Audubon Sanctuary. September 1 - 30, 2013.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Two (or more) if by Sea: Stories from the High Arctic." Center for Circumpolar Studies. St. Johnsbury, VT. February 6, 2013.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "We All Want to See a Mammal." The New Yorker July 29, 2013.
Bradfield, Elizabeth; Camille Dungy; Joan Kane; Kelsea Haebecker; Leslie Carol Roberts. "Writing the Ends of the Earth: Women Writers on the Arctic and Antarctica." Associated Writing Programs (AWP), Boston, Hynes Convention Center. March 7 - 9.
Ground-Truthing: Words and Images from Antarctica. By Elizabeth Bradfield. An illustrated, performative poetry reading with video/poem pieces. Bradfield, Elizabeth. n/a, Art Market Provincetown, August 9, 2012.
Bradfield, Elizabeth, Philip Hoare and Angela Cockayne. Chapter 104: The Fossil Whale. The Moby Dick Big Read. n/a, 2012.
Bradfield, Elizabeth, Provincetown Gallery Guild. 10 Days that Shook the World. Group Show, September 28 - October 7. Herring Cove Bath House, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "Attending the Living Word/World: Using Haibun to Discover Poetry." OPEN THE DOOR: How to Excite Young People About Poetry. 1 ed. Ed. Dorothea Lasky, Dominic Luxford, and Jesse Nathan. McSweenys, 2012. 400.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. "In the Wake Of." Common-place The Interactive Journal of Early American Life 13. 1.5 (2012): <http://www.common-place.org/interim/poetry/bradfield.shtml>.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. Post Millennial Jonah. Group show organized by Dorothy Palanza Show, November 29 - December 13. Williams McCall Gallery, Miami Beach, FL.
Bradfield, Elizabeth. Approaching Ice. New York: Persea Books, 2010.
Elizabeth Bradfield. Intepretive Work. Los Angeles: Arktoi Books, 2008.