In this episode of Geography now, Nancy Campbell joins us to discuss her poetry, the geographical individuals who have inspired her work, and what it means to be the recipient of the 2020 Ness Award.
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Nancy Campbell is a successful poet and non-fiction writer. Her work spans multiple environments and has been awarded numerous literary prizes.
Her well-known work includes ‘The Library of Ice’ written after a series of residencies with Arctic research institutions, ‘Navigations’, a body of work as a result of being appointed the UK’s Canal Laureate by the Canal & River Trust and The Poetry Society, and her first poetry collection ‘Disko Bay’, which tackles the ever difficult topic of climate change.
Explaining the individuals who hold sway over her artistic process as well as her love of visual imagery, Nancy gives a unique insight in to her published works.
Geography now is a new podcast series from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). In this series, we’ll be talking to geographers about the work that they’re doing, topics they’re passionate about, and opinions they have about the world around us.
At a time when it is impossible to host speakers at the Society, we are committed to creating content that can be accessed online, and are excited to feature individuals who would have spoken at our events around the UK.
If you've been inspired by this podcast, and would like to buy Nancy's work, you can order it from Stanfords (member discounts available).
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