What Happens When You Take a Poet to the Arctic

Mar 2021

Article by Susan Hoffman Fishman:

In 2010, when British poet, screenwriter, and librettist Nick Drake was invited to join a three-week trip to the Norwegian Arctic by the international climate/arts nonprofit Cape Farewell in order to investigate the changes brought about by the climate crisis, his personal journey of exploration was added to the long list of others that had come before him.

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Out of Range

15 Nov 2018

Published by Bloodaxe Books, buy it on bloodaxebooks.com. Read The Back of Your Head on The Guardian, Carol Rumens's Poem of the Week. The poems collected in Nick Drake’s fourth collection Out of Range explore the strange interconnections and confronting anxieties of the early 21st century – or the Anthropocene. … more detail >>




The Farewell Glacier

26 Apr 2012

Published by Bloodaxe Books, April 2012. Buy it on Hive. The poems in The Farewell Glacier grew out of a journey to the High Arctic. In late 2010, Nick Drake sailed around Svalbard, an archipelago 500 miles north of Norway, with artists and scientists from Cape Farewell, the arts climate … more detail >>




From the Word Go

22 Feb 2007

Nick Drake’s From the Word Go explores the different meanings and implications which are tightly packed into that small word – from departures on journeys in this world and beyond it, through expulsions from homes, places and relationships, to the possibilities of adventure and new discovery. At the heart of … more detail >>




The Man in the White Suit

29 Apr 1999

Winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection Poetry Book Society Recommendation An exiled poet in an English seaside asylum A winter night spent in the spooky penthouse suite of Ceausescu's vanished daughter A scientist trying to calculate the heart's square root All these figure in The Man in … more detail >>