Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2008), which won the Audre Lorde Award and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and Approaching Ice (Persea Books, 2010), a book of poems about Arctic and Antarctic exploration that was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.
Bradfield's poetry has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, The Believer, Orion, and numerous other journals and anthologies. She has been awarded fellowships and scholarships from Stanford University's Wallace Stegner Fellowship program, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, and elsewhere.
In 2005, Bradfield founded Broadsided (broadsidedpress.org), which she still runs. A grassroots, virtual, collaborative press, Broadsided attempts to pull literary work out of journals and put it on the streets. It brings words together with the energy of original visual art, publishing monthly collaborations on the website as pdfs that are then downloaded, printed, and posted around the world by "Vectors."
Elizabeth grew up in Tacoma, Washington, completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington and received an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she lived for five years. She lives now on Cape Cod and works as a web designer and naturalist locally and on expedition ships around the world (gravitating always toward the higher latitudes, north and south). For 2012 - 2014, she will be the Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.