Nick Drake on Radio 3
Sunday Feature - Freeze: Thaw, BBC Radio 3, Sunday 20 December 2015, 7pm
Nick Drake contributed to this Sunday feature Freeze: Thaw. He read and spoke about two poems from The Farewell Glacier, a book he wrote in response to his trip to the high Arctic in September 2010 with Cape Farewell, an organisation devoted to cultural responses to climate change.
The first poem, ‘When I was twelve’, is in the voice of British Polar explorer Wally Herbert (from 24.43) and the second, ‘This is the library of ice’, is the story of an ice core sample (from 30.25). Those poems, together with others inspired by the Arctic and its voices, are gathered in his 2012 Bloodaxe collection The Farewell Glacier.
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Nick Drake on Radio 4.
Front Row, BBC Radio 4, Monday 11 July 2011, 7.15pm
Nick Drake'ss 2011 interview on Front Row is still available to listen to. He was interviewed about an exhibition he collaborated on, which opened on 14 July 2011 in the new Sammy Ofer wing of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Clips of two poems recorded for the installation, ‘Mercury’ and ‘Requiem for the Ice’, both from The Farewell Glacier, were played on Front Row. The whole item was recorded on location at the museum.
Archived on Front Row’s webpages. Select Chapter 3, High Arctic: Click here to listen
[18 January 2016]