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:
Eavand Boland, “Quarantine” (from Against Love Poetry; read her NY Times obituary here)
Maeve Binchy, “Circle of Friends“
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio
Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology
Louise Gluck Averno and Wild Iris
Brian Teare, Doomstead Days
Derek Walcott, “Omeros“
W. S. Merwin, “The Folding Cliffs”
Natasha Trethewey, “Belloqc’s Ophelia“
Yeats, “We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.”
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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Upcoming episodes: Beth Blum guides us through the wilds of self-help, and we fire a concluding salvo of Books in Dark Times, including writer Carlo Rotella and historian of science Lorraine Daston.
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I loved this interview with one of my favorite poets! So wise and warm.
I wonder if you could make the links open in a new window–I clicked a few times while listening and then lost the audio.
Thanks for this, I will check out other episodes.