WordTemple: Elizabeth Bradfield and Camille Dungy
Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm
WordTemple host Katherine Hastings presents an evening of poetry recorded while in Boston. Elizabeth Bradfield and Camille Dungy give separate readings and then talk together, responding to each other’s work.
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work, which won the Audre Lorde Award and Approaching Ice, a book of poems about Arctic and Antarctic exploration that was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the American Academy of Poets. She has been awarded fellowships and scholarships from Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner Fellowship program, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. A naturalist who lives on Cape Cod, Bradfield spends time on expedition ships around the world. For 2012–2014, she is the Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.
Camille Dungy is the author of Smith Blue, winner of the Crab Orchard Open Book Prize; Suck on the Marrow; and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. She is the editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry; co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great; and assistant editor of Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade. A two-time recipient of the Northern California Book Award and a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee, Dungy has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Cave Canem, the Dana Award, and Bread Loaf.