Adventure Hub partner, Explorer X brings you an enthralling evening listening to poems in the voices of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance. 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: Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916 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. After the reading, we will have a Q&A and book signing with the author.