In These Last Days Of Winter – The Big Freeze

Up until around three this afternoon, Friday had been all uphill. I was fed up and my thoughts were revolving around the pizza in the freezer and not the poem I was trying to scratch down on paper. I left my poem mid line, went to check my emails and found an unexpected gift -… Continue reading In These Last Days Of Winter – The Big Freeze

The Only One

The photograph you see here was captured by artist Jean de Pomereu and is, to the artist's knowledge, the only female nude ever taken in Antarctica. For me, Antarctica is an object of continued visual and intellectual fascination : A wilderness that, however much it is scrutinized and deconstructed, remains unmoved in its glacial quietude,… Continue reading The Only One

Antarctica’s Blood Falls

I've had a long-term obsession with the poles, but it's only recently that I learned about Antarctica's Blood Falls. My heart loves new knowledge, just as much as my brain does. Don't worry, what you're seeing in the photo below isn't the blood of a hundred thousand penguins, sacrificed in some gristly ritual. It's water… Continue reading Antarctica’s Blood Falls

Meanwhile In Antarctica

The first issue of Wyrd Words & Effigies magazine is focused on death and dying. I've tried to ensure it has a good amount of original takes on the subject, from as wide a variety of people as possible. What struck me with this piece of art when I stumbled across it on Facebook was… Continue reading Meanwhile In Antarctica