Elizabeth Bradfield

Elizabeth Bradfield

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed (Persea, 2015), Approaching Ice (Persea, 2010), Interpretive Work (Arktoi/Red Hen, 2008), and the forthcoming Toward Antarctica (Boreal/Red Hen, 2019). Her awards include a Stegner Fellowship and the Audre Lorde Prize. Founder and editor in chief of Broadsided Press, she lives on Cape Cod, works as a naturalist locally, as well as on expedition ships around the globe, and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. www.ebradfield.com.

May/June 2020

Permeable

By Elizabeth Bradfield

 — after Leah Wong, from Cape Cod Below us: water (fresh lens). And below that: a different water (salt soused). This youngest end of a glacier-spat spit, this outwash plain, grains […]

Jan/Feb 2019

First Walk on Sea Ice

By Elizabeth Bradfield

Read a micro-conversation with the author here. Weeks watching the bow cut through what’s weak enough for not-quite-breaker us (hull Lloyd’s Register Ice Class notation 1A). Captain’s an old hand […]

Jan/Feb 2019

The Fossil Whale

By Elizabeth Bradfield

Northbound Drake. Two sea days. Restless hum of homeward restuffing (guests), reset and gear up for the next (us). Lecture. Lecture. Boot & gear return. In secret, when roommate’s busy […]

Jan/Feb 2019

Turnaround Day

By Elizabeth Bradfield

Farewell. In sun, rain, sun the staff lines out: gangway base to bus. Metal domed treads bounce under travel-day shoes descending, departing. Roller-bags (awkward) carried by stewards. We shake hands, […]