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Fostering Curiosity: Professor Elizabeth Bradfield’s life as a naturalist and poet

Elizabeth Bradfield, professor of creative writing, is the author of five poetry books.

When she isn’t publishing her stories or encouraging students to write their own, she can be found outside, leading whale watches or interpretive walks on Cape Cod (or not found at all).

When did you first discover your passion for poetry?

Honestly? Poetry was how I survived high school. It was a safe space for me to explore my huge, dramatic feelings. It was an important outlet when I was dealing with a lot of questions and problems that were really difficult.

However, I think I became a poet when I took my first undergraduate poetry workshop in college. Then, poetry became not just a personal release, but also a craft. I discovered I could satisfy both my intellectual and emotional sides through the practice of poetry. FOR MORE




ENVIRONMENT, nature, poetry

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