In a recent post about newly discovered undeveloped photos of a Shackleton expedition to Antarctica 100 years ago, we mentioned that Riverhead Books publicity director Jynne Dilling Martin is currently an artist-in-residence in Antarctica, and that she had written a splendid essay about penguins for Slate.
She’s since written a few other pieces about life near the South Pole for Slate, and now they’ve published some poems of hers as well! A preview:
A century later
the preservationist draining antique food tins
sneaks a taste of raspberry jam. That night he’ll dream
he digs out a tomb on a glacier filled with bay leaves
still fragrant and green.