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Live Reading of 'What the Ice Gets: Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition 1914-1916' by Seattle Poet Melinda Mueller

  • The Adventure Hub & Winery 2960 4th Ave South | #115 Seattle, WA United States (map)

About the Event:

Join Explorer X for an enthralling evening of listening to poems in the voices of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance. Plan your own voyage to Antarctica and South Georgia Island with the team from Explorer X. After the reading, we will have a Q&A and book signing with the author.

About the Book:

What the Ice Gets: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916

“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." (Written by Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever and other novels.)

About the Author:

Melinda Mueller was born in Helena, Montana.  She earned a degree in Botany at the University of Washington and a Masters in Biology at Central Washington. Mueller’s most recent poetry collection, Mary’s Dust, was published by Entre Rios Books in 2018, and was a 2018 Washington State Book Award finalist. The After (a chapbook)  was released by Entre Rios Books in October 2017. What the Ice Gets: Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916 (2000, Van West & Company) received a 2001 Washington State Book Award and the American Library Notable Books Award for Poetry, in 2002. Melinda is on the science faculty at Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences.


Parking is Free.

Wine will be available for purchase from Elsom Cellars.

Tickets: $10. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Charity: Water.