The Arctic Diaries by Melissa Davies
Poetry 27th April 2023
Print: 978-1-913665-74-6 £9.99
ebook: 978-1-913665-75-3 £4.00
When the fisherman dies Fleinvær stories spill out
silver strings, like guts from a spring catch.
But between these pages they survive.
The Arctic Diaries chart generations of the characters, myths and misremembered details that make up the oral traditions of a windswept archipelago in Norway’s far north. Created over a single arctic winter, using stories gathered from the last surviving fisherman of Langholmen, this collection of poems are part history, part field notes, exploring what role the outsider plays in preserving the experience of another.