Since she led her first Write Across New Zealand retreat in May 2018, Jesse Blackadder has spent five months on the world's most remote writing retreat, after being awarded the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship for the second time.
"For those living and working in the world's last great wilderness, words and language are critical to survival. But amid this new vocabulary of Antarctic life, the bigger things – the staggering beauty, danger and immense isolation – are harder to put into words," writes Jesse, in an essay titled 'A Language for Antarctica: Summer at Mawson' for one Australia's most lively and entertaining cultural magazines, Kill Your Darlings
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