Less, less, less, less, less: on listening to shells

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Artica Writings first launched in 2018 as a curated series of disparate texts around a central theme, some relating to the polar regions and their global influence, others looking at climate change, cultural history and personal perspectives.

In 2021 we looked to the ocean for inspiration and the launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 - 2030). Through poetry, history, science and personal stories, these short essays aim to open up dialogue around our oceans. Offering inspiration, new thinking and ways to look at some of the urgent issues related to ocean health, knowledge and policy.

This book features four short essays in Norwegian and English:

Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales by Philip Hoare Translated by Eirik Ulltang Birkeland (for Språkverkstaden)

O tell me all about Anna Livia! I want to hear all (FW, I, 8, 196) by Dora Garcia Translated by Einar Blomgren

Less, less, less, less, less: on listening to shells by Holly Corfield Carr Translated by Einar Blomgren

When the Sea Ice Melted Despite the Bitter Cold by Dr Frank Nilsen Translated by Janet Holmén
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtica Writings
PublisherArtica Svalbard
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2022


  • poetry
  • sclerochronology
  • climate

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