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Artist April Surgent draws an Antarctic landscape from Gamage Point near Palmer Station. Through the Looking Glass
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Thursday October 30, 2014

There's a saying that necessity is the mother of invention. April Surgent discovered that being trapped by ice at a research station in Antarctica for the better part of two months required a little flexibility and ingenuity when it came to fulfilling her artistic vision.
McMurdo Station, where poet Susan J. Allspaw Pomeroy wrote two-thirds of the poems for her debut book, Little Oblivion. Little Oblivion
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Friday February 14, 2014

After graduating with a Masters of Fine Arts degree, Susan J. Allspaw Pomeroy did what any other poet and academic would do: She jumped on a research boat to Antarctica to work as a tech writer. More than a dozen years later, Pomeroy published her debut book of poetry about her first love: Antarctica.

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