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“Poetry Salon”: The Poems of Elizabeth Bradfield, and Their Influence on Guest Poet Kali Lightfoot
May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On May 19th, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library will culminate its year with Kali Lightfoot celebrating the influence of Elizabeth Bradfield on her poetry. Bradfield has worked as a naturalist and guide on ships both at home and in some of the globe’s most remote places. She is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work and the forthcoming mixed-genre Toward Antarctica. Kali worked as a teacher, wilderness ranger in Washington state, executive at Road Scholar, and most recently as founding Executive Director of the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. She lives in Salem, MA after she retired in 2014 and earned an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies, and has been nominated for Pushcart prizes by Lavender Review and Poetry South. Her first full-length collection of poems, Pelted by Flowers, will be published by Cavan Kerry Press in April, 2021. Bradfield lives on Cape Cod with her partner and is Associate Professor and co-Director of Creative Writing at Brandeis University. For more information on Kali, visit her website at www.kali-lightfoot.com.
Please join us on Sunday, May 19th as Salem Poet and Editor Susanna Brougham discusses with Kali the influence of Liz Bradfield on her poetry. This program, which runs from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, is free and open to the public!
The Library’s monthly Poetry Salon is supported in part by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.