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Nancy Campbell

A poet and visual artist known for nature writing, Nancy Campbell is making a name as a writer seeking in literature new ways of expressing our relationship with nature. Between 2010 and 2017 she was writer in residence in several institutions near the Arctic, an experience that marked her subsequent literary work. Her first publication as a poet is Disko Bay (Enitharmon Press, 2015), which was nominated for the Forward Prize in 2016 and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize a year later. Another outstanding work, winner of the 2013 Birgit Skiöld Award is How To Say ‘I Love You’ In Greenlandic: An Arctic Alphabet (Bird Editions, 2011), in which she explores the relationship between the natural environment and language. Her most recent publication is The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate (published in Spanish as La Biblioteca del hielo, Reflexiones desde el frío – Ático de los libros), a cultural history of ice in which she poetically draws attention to the climate emergency. Presently artist in residence at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg, she writes as a regular columnist for The Times Literary Supplement.

Update: 27 January 2020


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Nancy Campbell speaks with Alicia Kopf

Thoughts from the Cold