Tiny scriptures of truth, Elizabeth Bradfield’s TOWARD ANTARTICA

An old post from 2019, featuring Elizabeth Bradfield’s TOWARD ANTARTICA.

Though she writes in a completely different style than Oliver, Elizabeth Bradfield’s Toward Antarctica (Boreal Books, 2019) also belongs in the hands of anyone still seeking a renewed appreciation for the grandeur of the natural world. The book is the product of notes and photos Bradfield took during two trips to Antarctica. In form and content Toward Antarctica feels intensely new. It switches between poetry and prose and includes Bradfield’s photos. The pictures are breathtaking, full of bright-eyed birds and sea ice smashing into land..