Nancy Campbell is a Scottish poet and book artist who is currently a Literature Fellow at the international artists’ house Villa Concordia in Bamberg, Germany. Between 2010 and 2017 she undertook a series of residencies with Arctic and Scandinavian museums to research cultural shifts and climate crisis in the north. Her books include The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate, Disko Bay (shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2016 and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2017) and How To Say ‘I Love You’ In Greenlandic (winner of the Birgit Skiöld Award). In 2018/19 Nancy was the UK Canal Laureate, a project managed by the Poetry Society and the Canal & River Trust; many poems about the waterways appear in Navigations, forthcoming from HappenStance this spring.
Photo: Annie Schlechter