Elizabeth Bradfied is editor of Broadsided Press, professor of creative writing at Brandeis, naturalist, photographer–and most of all an amazing poet (“Touchy” for example just appeared in The Atlantic). Her books include Interpretive Work, Approaching Ice, Once Removed, and Toward Antarctica. She lives on Cape Cod, travels north every summer to guide people into Arctic climes, birdwatches. She is in and of and for our whole natural world.
So, is it poetry sustaining her now? Or does she (she does!) have other sources of inspiration?
Mentioned in the episode:
Maeve Binchy, “Circle of Friends“
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio
Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology
Brian Teare Doomstead Days
Derek Walcott, “Omeros“
W. S. Merwin, “The Folding Cliffs”
Natasha Trethewey, “Belloqc’s Ophelia“
Lois Lowry, “The Giver“
Liz equates poetry and Tetris
Leanne Simpson, “This Accident of Being Lost“
Elizabeth Bradfield, “We all want to see a mammal“
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