Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Approaching Ice"

New from Persea Books: Approaching Ice: Poems by Elizabeth Bradfield.

About the book, from the publisher:

Finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets

This collection portrays the gripping history of polar exploration by channeling its most notable figures — Symmes, Mawson, Scott, Cherry-Garrard, Byrd, and Shackleton among them. From their perspectives and her own, Elizabeth Bradfield relays the wonders and dangers, physical and mental, encountered while endeavoring to reach the earth's least-hospitable regions.
Visit Elizabeth Bradfield's website.