If you are a Yankee reader, then you may have already enjoyed their recent printing of Emily Bradley’s newest work, but if not, take a moment to read her thoughtful and endearing essay “When My Father Calls.” The essay was written by Bradley about her family, particularly about her father, and family loss. “For a lonely widower, the new love of his life arrives on four tiny feet—and with a hankering for peanuts and sunflower seeds.” Delightful illustrations accompany the essay and were done by illustrator, Robert Crawford.
Emily Bradley has her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire. Her essays have appeared in the literary journals The Northern New England Review and Lifelines as well as the anthologies Voices of Breast Cancer and Voices of Caregiving. Emily currently works for NHIA’s MFA and Admissions Departments.