Department of English

Elizabeth Bradfield

Elizabeth Bradfield

Co-Director of Creative Writing
Associate Professor in the Practice of English
Meet Professor Bradfield through OpenBook: An English Department Podcast.

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Selected Publications

  • Cascadia Field Guide: Art Ecology Poetry
  • Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic and Artistic Collaboration, 2005-20
  • "Theorem," Poetry, Northwest Editions, 2020Toward Antarctica Book Cover
  • "Toward Antarctica: An Exploration," Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, 2019.
  • "Once Removed," Persea Books, 2015.
  • "Approaching Ice," Persea Books, 2010.
  • "Interpretive Work," Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2008.
  • Poems in The New Yorker, Poetry magazine, Ploughshares, The Atlantic, Orion magazine and elsewhere.
  • Essays in "Up Here: The North at the Center of the World" (U. Washington Press, 2016), "The Poem's Country: Place and Poetic Practice" (Pleiades Press, 2018), "Permanent Vacation, Vol. 2" (Bona Fide Books, 2018).

Selected Awards

  • 2024 Pacific Northwest Book Award for Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry.
  • Finalist, James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, 2010.
  • Audre Lorde Award, 2009.
  • Finalist, Lambda Literary Award, 2008.
  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship, 2007-09.

Selected Anthologies

  • "When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers," Cornell University Press, 2020.
  • "The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Grasses, and Meadows," Knopf/Everyman, 2016.
  • "Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology," Bloomsbury, 2016.
  • "Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion," Academy of American Poets, 2015.
  • "This Assignment Is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching," Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013.
  • "The Ecopoetry Anthology," Trinity University Press, 2013.
  • "Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality," Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011.
  • "Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska," University of Alaska Press, 2010.
  • "New Poets of the American West," Many Voices Press, 2010.
  • "Best New Poets 2006," Meridian Press, 2006.

Current Projects

  • "Theorem," which began as a book-form collaboration, is now a performance-based installation in development with Composer Eliza Brown, Violinist Clara Lyon, Animator Joseph Merideth, and Director Andrew Boyce.
  • Founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, a grassroots-distributed project featuring collaborations between writers and visual artists.
  • Contributing editor to Alaska Quarterly Review.
  • The Haul Out: A blog started in 2013 that discusses seals (mostly) on Cape Cod (and elsewhere). Topical, a bit political, the posts come from my experiences as a naturalist and resident of the Cape.
  • Naturalist and guide on expedition ships; whale watch naturalist on Cape Cod.
  • Website:

Selected Courses Taught

  • Poetry Workshop (ENG 109a, ENG 119b).
  • Publishing Workshop (ENG 139a).

Selected Podcast Appearance

  • Recall This Book episode 75: "Sean Hill talks about bodies in space and time with Elizabeth Bradfield"