What the Ice Gets

What the Ice Gets

Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916 : (a Poem)

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Poetry. History. Travel. Blending historical, scientific, and literary scholarship with an impressive range of poetic forms, Seattle poet Melinda Mueller re-creates one of the most astounding survival stories. WHAT THE ICE GETS is an adventure story, a requiem, and a love poem written to twenty-eight heroes and the mythic landscape they set out to explore but that instead explored them. Both passionate and precise, this is a moving and powerful telling of one of the last century's greatest voyages. The ice has found a worthy poet -- Andrea Barrett. The whole poem is gripping to the end -- Booklist (starred review).
Publisher: Seattle : Van West & Company, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780967702117
0967702119
Branch Call Number: 811.354 M8877W 2000
Characteristics: xviii, 95 pages ; 23 cm

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