What the Ice Gets: Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition 1914-1916 by Melinda Mueller
“This is one of the finest collections of poems I have read in a long time. Mueller’s glimpse into the lives of Shackleton and his crew reveal a story of hope and patience – one I wasn’t very familiar with, having never read Alfred Lansing’s praised Endurance. After reading these poems rich in history, science, artifact, and sharp language, I feel closer to the ice myself. Since reading her collection I have been intrigued by this story, researching Shackleton, screening the latest IMAX rendition of the narrative, and getting excited for the Shackleton appearance while watching ‘Mr. Selfridge.’ Lansings’s book is next on my list.”
—Emily G, Inklings Bookshop in Yakima, WA
Catch ice fever at Inklings or your local indie bookshop. (A little rain this winter won’t feel bad after you’ve read about Antarctic exploration.)
One response to “What the Ice Gets by Melinda Mueller”
That truly is a wonderful book! The year it was published it was chosen as one of the ALA best books of the year, along with one other poetry book. The publisher, Van West, was a tiny start-up that ended up publishing three books before folding. Copies can still be had through Carnegie Mellon University Press which is now distributed through UPNE. Such a wonderful book! Thanks for bringing it back into focus!