Elizabeth Bradfield "Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry" in Conv. w/ Susan Rich "Blue Atlas" Boston Store 4/14 @5pm

East End Books Boston Seaport Presents: Elizabeth Bradfield "Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry" in Conv. w/ Susan Rich "Blue Atlas" Boston Store 4/14 @5pm

Tickets HereElizabeth Bradfield in Conv/w/ Susan Rich 4/14 @5pm - Boston store Tickets, Sun, Apr 14, 2024 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of five books, and her poems have appeared in The New YorkerPoetryThe Atlantic MonthlyOrion, and elsewhere. A Stegner Fellow and Audre Lorde Prize winner, she is the founder of Broadsided Press, teaches at Brandeis University, and has worked as a naturalist in Cascadia and beyond for the past twenty-some years. Bradfield grew up in Tacoma and attended the University of Washington; she lives on Cape Cod.

This field guide is a deeply informative and wildly exuberant visual and literary romp through one of the most spectacular regions of the world--a varied chorus of voices and visual talents, all celebrating the animals and plants of the great Pacific Northwest.--Ray Troll, Artist and Co-author of Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline

Susan Rich is the author of eight books, including Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems, as well as Cloud PharmacyThe Alchemist's KitchenCures Include Travel, and The Cartographer's Tongue: Poems of the World. Her poetry has earned her awards from Fulbright Foundation, PEN USA, and the Times Literary Supplement (London). Individual poems appear in the Harvard ReviewNew England ReviewO Magazine, and Poetry Ireland, among other places. Susan is co-editor with Kelli Russell Agodon of Demystifying the Manuscript: Creating a Book of Poems. She teaches at Highline College and directs Poets on the Coast: A Writing Retreat for Women from Seattle. Susan currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

"The remarkable poems of Blue Atlas chart an expansive life which spins around an epicenter of loss, but loss is too tame a word, really, for what this speaker bears. 'I am a woman swollen with the history of my dead, ' Rich writes, 'a body awash in stories.' She describes an imperiled childhood and a young adulthood that culminates in a coerced midterm abortion, which 'stays suspended in resin / like a tiny scorpion, / transforming anger into amber.' Blue Atlas exquisitely performs the way trauma--the utter loss of self-determination, of choice--can turn a life to seawater, to drift, to 'somehow, the might still be--' mapping 'constellations of in-between, ' suspended between deciding and undeciding, from a space outside of the circumference of longing, where poetry lives."--Diane Seuss, author of frank: sonnets

Event date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
300 Pier 4 Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210
Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry By Cmarie Fuhrman (Editor), Elizabeth Bradfield (Editor), Derek Sheffield (Editor) Cover Image
By Cmarie Fuhrman (Editor), Elizabeth Bradfield (Editor), Derek Sheffield (Editor)
ISBN: 9781680516227
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Published: Mountaineers Books - February 13th, 2023