Beth Feldman Brandt began writing poems on March 18, 2004 at 4:00 am in a hotel in New York City. Since then, her work has explored such divergent themes as herbal remedies, old maps, and dating before the Internet.
She is the author of Sage, a work with visual artist Claire Owen based on a 1633 text of herbal remedies. More about this project can be found here. She is also the author of Solace published by Greenleaf Poetry Press, and created, also with Owen, as part of the 2014 Bartram Boxes Remix exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia.
Beth made her debut as a performer with RetroLove, an evening-length show that she created and wrote with support from Philadelphia Jazz Project in 2016.
She was a winner of the 2015 and 2013 Haiku-Year-in-Review poetry competition by Broadsided Press.
Her work has been published in Philadelphia Stories, The Quay Journal of the Arts and The Mad Poet's Review.
Her poem, "Transmutation," based on the life of Charles Darwin, was set to music by composer Andrew Litts as part of "Dialogues with Darwin," a collaborative project between the American Philosophical Society and Network for New Music, performed in February 2010. She is collaborating with Litts on a song cycle based on her poems entitled, Wind Rose.
Beth is a six-time artist-in-residence at the Ragdale Foundation. She is the Executive Director of the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation that supports arts and cultural programs in Philadelphia and Chair of the Poet Laureate Committee for the City of Philadelphia.
Beth lives near Philadelphia but would always rather be at the beach.