Following in Coleridge’s footsteps, Karla Linn Merrifield takes readers to the ends of the earth – to the world of albatrosses – and penguins and whales – in The Ice Decides: Poems of Antarctica, a journey of beautiful Antarctic discoveries.
In this new collection of poems, her seventh, Karla Linn Merrifield brings to life the extraordinary landscape of the South Pole with vibrant imagery and the authentic voice of a poet who traveled the continent’s landscape of snow and ice.
The Ice Decides allows readers to meet those whimsical (and smelly) penguins and other arctic birds. To chase whales across rough seas. And to come to understand that Antarctica is far more “The Blue Continent” than “The White Continent” as they face icebergs the size of city blocks. Readers will even encounter the enchanting green of the island continent – its 500-year-old mosses. And you’ll watch as global warming tightens its grip on the great storehouses of ice.