The Farewell Glacier

The poems in The Farewell Glacier grew out of a journey to the High Arctic.

The Farewell Glacier

The Farewell Glacier

The poems in The Farewell Glacier grew out of a journey to the High Arctic. In late 2010 Nick Drake sailed around Svalbad, an archipelago of islands 500 miles north of Norway, with Cape Farewell, the arts climate change organisation. It was the end of the Arctic summer. The sun took eight hours to set. When the sky briefly darkened, the Great Bear turned about their heads as it had for Pythias the Greek, the first European known to have explored this far north. Sailing as close as possible to the vast glaciers that dominate the islands, they saw polar bear prints on pieces of pack ice the size of trucks. And they tried to understand the effects of climate change on the ecosystem of this most crucial and magnificent part of the world. Nick Drake's new collection gathers together voices from across the Arctic past - explorers, whalers, mapmakers, scientists, financiers, the famous and the forgotten - as well as attempting to give voice to the confronting mysteries of the high Arctic: the animal spirits, the shape-shifters and the powers of ice and tundra. It looks into the future, to the year 2100, when this glorious winter Eden will have vanished forever. Many of the poems from The Farewell Glacier were included in the ground-breaking High Arctic exhibition, installed at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich from July 2011 to January 2012, which received substantial national publicity, including a feature on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and national press reviews. 'A scintillating collection of poems...;a mastery of form and tone, and a simple, uncontrived unravelling of emotional and psychological complexities...; If you care about words; if you care about the impossibility but the nobility of trying to express the ineffable in language that is accessible but that stuns, then haunts you, buy this book' - Lloyd Rees, Envoi 'Subtle, funny and tremendously moving. He has an eye for the small detail as well as the big picture. These poems brilliantly evoke time and place' - Jackie Kay

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The Farewell Glacier
Language: en
Pages: 63
Authors: Nick Drake
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited

The poems in The Farewell Glacier grew out of a journey to the High Arctic. In late 2010 Nick Drake sailed around Svalbad, an archipelago of islands 500 miles north of Norway, with Cape Farewell, the arts climate change organisation. It was the end of the Arctic summer. The sun
The Farewell Oration of J. B. G. in Exeter Hall
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Bartholomew GOUGH
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1860 - Publisher:

Books about The Farewell Oration of J. B. G. in Exeter Hall
Geological Survey Circular
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Bartholomew GOUGH
Categories: Geology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1963 - Publisher:

Books about Geological Survey Circular
Out of Range
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Nick Drake
Categories: English poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

he poems collected in Nick Drake's fourth collection Out of Range explore the strange interconnections and confronting anxieties of the early 21st century - or the Anthropocene. Here are poems about the life stories of incandescent lightbulbs, plastic bottles and mobile phones, and the mystery of the life, death and
Gulf and Glacier
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Willis Boyd Allen
Categories: Adventure stories
Type: BOOK - Published: 1892 - Publisher:

Novel about the Percival family's trip to Alaska. Suitable grades 7-9.

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