Charles Hood

Charles Hood’s journeys have taken him from the high Arctic to Patagonia, Easter Island, and the South Pole. He has been a dishwasher, a ski instructor, and a nature guide in Africa.

His previous books include Bombing Ploesti and Río de Dios from Red Hen Press, as well as Xopilote Cantos and The Half-Life of Salt: Voices from the Enola Gay. He has been the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, an Artist in Residency with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and an Artists and Writers grant from the National Science Foundation. Charles Hood teaches photography and writing at Antelope Valley College, California.

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Winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

South × South · Poems from Antarctica
By Charles Hood

A vivid and insightful look at the culture and terrain of Antarctica, as well as the people who choose to live and work there, South × South celebrates and explores life at the extreme edge of our planet.

“When so much of the imagination has been domesticated, it’s refreshing to be reminded that even when all the frontiers are gone there will still be places that remain strange, difficult, and mostly empty. And when we get there, we’ll still be our uneasily astonished, loveable, ridiculous selves.”

Jordan Davis, poetry editor for The Nation and 2012 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize judge