COCKTAIL CONVERSATIONS: Elizabeth Bradfield & Colleen Michaels
March 29, 2018

March 1, 2018

COCKTAIL CONVERSATIONS: Elizabeth Bradfield & Colleen Michaels

Thursday, March 29, 5:00–6:00 P.M.

Join us for a glass of wine and the first in this series of conversations between artists and thinkers across disciplines. In this second conversation, two incredible poets will talk about commonalities in their work and process.

Poet and naturalist 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; 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; and Once Removed (Persea, 2015).

Bradfield’s poetry has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Field, The Believer, The Rumpus, Orion, and elsewhere. Her essays have been published in National Parks Conservation Association Magazine,, West Branch Wired, as well as in the collection Up Here: The North at the Center of the World and elsewhere.

Colleen Michaels has been a member of the Montserrat community since 2001 in multiple roles. She teaches writing and is a learning specialist in the College’s Writing Center. Colleen received her BA in English from the University of Buffalo and her MA in English from SUNY College at Fredonia, where she received the Dean’s Award for Excellence for her thesis Devil in a Green Dress: A Study of Morgan le Fay in Medieval Arthurian Literature. Her poems and essays have appeared in Images, A Room of our Own, and Bread and Circus. She has been a featured poet for the New and Emerging Writers Series in Arlington, MA. She also works as a freelance writer and editor.

She has extensive experience in higher education administration. In addition to having served as Registrar at Montserrat, she has held similar posts at Northeastern University and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Previously, she taught English and was the Director of the Audrey Bard Writing Center at Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York.