we are opposite like that is a series of interdisciplinary works that comprise mythologies from the poles, told from the non-human perspective of an elder that has witnessed deep time: the ice. It beckons the ghosts hidden in landscapes and turns them into echoes, listening in on the resonances of potential futures.
The book is an almanac, a messy collection of missing paraphernalia from the polar archives, false philosophies, unreliable observations from the ship, love letters, ekphrastic poems, made-up maps, theories, recipes, and small resistances.
how to startle the unbelieving is a poem produced from an erasure of the only archive left about a girl from Calcutta who the British Empire used as a clairvoyant medium and a porous channel through which to travel to the Arctic in search of Franklin and his two lost ships, Erebus and Terror. The wreck of Erebus and Terror was discovered in mid-September 2014 and 2016.
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