Inua

Andrea Porter joins seven other poets to explore in words an object at the Scott Polar Museum for the exhibition - The Polar Muse

Andrea has written three beautiful poems under the broader title Inua for 'The Polar Muse' exhibition, which opens on the 24th September 2014 at the Scott Polar Museum in Cambridge.  Inua means 'possessor' - the soul or spirit - and these poems implicitly ask the question how can a landscape be 'discovered', when it is already known.  

In her work the male domain of Antarctic exploration is interpreted through the role of Inuit women.  They, she suggests, are the true explorers, who have no need for cartography and conquest., the land already mapped in their souls.  Who and what is possessed?  

Andrea explores how she found the story she wanted to tell here in a blog post for the Museum.