Frank

Jordie Albiston

Australian photographic pioneer Frank Hurley accompanied both Mawson and Shackleton on their celebrated expeditions to Antarctica in the early twentieth century.

In Frank, award winning Australian poet Jordie Albiston has redacted and combined entries from Hurley’s Antarctic diaries into a moving poetry collage.

This volume offers a portrait of an individual at the end of the heroic era of exploration, in an astonishingly beautiful yet alien environment beyond the reach of the civilised world.

Frank is Jordie Albiston’s fourteenth poetry collection.

With Hurley’s words set to mesmerising effect in this meticulous ‘curation’ of his diaries, long may Frank, and Jordie Albiston’s entire body of work, resonate.

- Australian Book Review

We witness the affects of a poet’s distillation of the documentary record; this amplification of Hurley’s diaries is beautiful to read.

- Jessica Wilkinson, Sydney Review of Books

Release
Mar-2023
ISBN
9781922507433
RRP (AUD)
$24.99
Pages
160
Format
Hardback
Category
Poetry

Jordie Albiston

Dr Jordie Albiston published fourteen poetry collections, three children’s books and a handbook on poetic form. Two of her collections were adapted for musical theatre, both enjoying seasons at the Sydney Opera House.