Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work (Arktoi/Red Hen, 2008) and the forthcoming Approaching Ice (Persea, 2009). Currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford, she is the founder of BroadsidedPress.org and works as a naturalist.
What hope at the outset: to put
his small nation in the running. To seek
a pure and scientific aim untroubled
by what his king, Leopold, was seeking
in the Congo.
The Belgica stuck on purpose?
Too proud to say it was error and pride
that kept [...]