Book Launch: Cascadia Field Guide by Bradfield, Fuhrman, and Sheffield
Cascadia Field Guide brings together art, poetry, and stories holding scientific, sensory, and cultural knowledge to celebrate and illuminate Cascadia, the diverse ecoregion stretching from Alaska’s Prince William Sound to Northern California and from the Pacific Coast to the Continental Divide.
This unique book contains 13 communities (from Tidewater Glacier to Shrub-Steppe) and 128 beings (from Geoduck to Cassia Crossbill), offering any reader, local or visitor, a new way of connecting – with heart and mind and body – to place.
"Have you ever been so filled up with the wonder of a place that it wants to spill out as a song? Well, here is the songbook... A gift in reciprocity for the gifts of the land." – Robin Wall Kimmerer
"A deeply informative and wildly exuberant visual and literary romp." – Ray Troll
"Amazing, a wonder, a gratitude." – Ross Gay
"An essential compendium... a 'feel guide' to an extraordinary place." – J. Drew Lanham
Join us for an Earth Day Celebration and and Book Launch of Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry. Co-editors, Liz Bradfield, CMarie Fuhrman, and Derek Sheffield will be reading with contributors, Andrew Gottlieb and Jack Johnson at WVC's The Grove Recital Hall from 1-2pm on Thursday, April 20th. Read their biographies below:
Writer/naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Toward Antarctica, Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work, and Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro. She has co-edited the anthologies Broadsided Press: Fifteen Years of Poetic/Artistic Collaboration, 2005-2020 (with Alexandra Teague and Miller Oberman) and Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology and Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Orion and have been widely anthologized. Winner of the Audre Lorde Prize from the Publishing Triangle, finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, her honors also include a Stegner Fellowship and a Bread Loaf Scholarship. Founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, she lives with her partner on Cape Cod, teaches creative writing at Brandeis University, and balances her work as a writer with work as a naturalist/field assistant, both locally and abroad.
CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems (Floodgate 2020) and co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo 2019). She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals including Emergence Magazine, Platform Review, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Broadsided Press, Taos International Journal of Poetry, and Art, as well as several anthologies. CMarie is a regular columnist for the Inlander, translations editor for Broadsided Press, Non-Fiction editor for High Desert Journal, and Director of the Elk River Writers Workshop. CMarie is the Director of Poetry for Western Colorado University's MFA in Creative Writing Program where she also teaches Nature Writing. She is the 2021-2023 Idaho Writer in Residence and resides in the mountains of West Central Idaho with her partner Caleb and their dogs Carhartt and Cisco.
Derek Sheffield is the author of Not for Luck, selected by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize, and Through the Second Skin, runner-up for the Emily Dickinson First Book Award and finalist for the Washington State Book Award. He is the co-editor, with Simmons Buntin and Elizabeth Dodd, of Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy and, with Elizabeth Bradfield and CMarie Fuhrman, Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry. His awards include a special mention in the 2016 Pushcart Anthology and the James Hearst Poetry Prize judged by Li-Young Lee. Derek lives with his family on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Central Washington and is the poetry editor of Terrain.org.