Burt Bradley, Northwest College Professor Emeritus of English and award-winning author, will be featured in the next Writers Series event Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center.
He’ll be reading from his book of poetry “After Following,” which was published in 2018 and received the Homebound Publications Poetry Award.
The book is a collection of poems inspired by what the author describes as poet whisperers: from Rumi to Kerouac, Ecclesiastes to Philip Levine, Emily Dickinson to Mary Oliver. These writers’ work serve as guides in shaping the poet’s ways of seeing and reflecting upon wildness in the world. Often this is expressed in poems depicting the severe beauty of Wyoming as well as the wide-open spaces of the inner life.
Bradley is currently working on a book of Poetry, “Letters to Michelangelo from Wyoming,” which will be published in April 2021. In addition to his poems, the book will also feature drawings by NWC Professor Emeritus of Art John Giarrizzo.
During his time at Northwest College, he taught Writing in the Wild classes in Yellowstone National Park and in the southwest desert.