Elizabeth Bradfield grew up in Tacoma and is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Toward Antarctica: An Exploration (Red Hen Press, 2019) and Once Removed (W. W. Norton, 2015). She served as a coeditor of the anthologies Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry (Mountaineers Books, 2023), with CMarie Fuhrman and Derek Sheffield, and Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic/Artistic Collaboration, 2005–2020 (Provincetown Arts Press, 2022) with Miller Oberman and Alexandra Teague.
Bradfield’s honors include the 2009 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry for her first book, Interpretive Work (Arktoi Books / Red Hen Press, 2008), and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship.
Bradfield teaches at Brandeis University, runs Broadsided Press, and is a contributing editor at Alaska Quarterly Review. She lives on Cape Cod, where she works as a naturalist and field assistant.