Poet, explorer, English professor, memoirist. These are just some of the roles that Nightwood author Jay Ruzesky comfortably takes on in the average year. Tune in to CBC Radio’s On the Island show on Thursday, May 23rd at 8:20 AM to listen to Jay discuss his new travel memoir, In Antarctica.
The Polar regions are terrifying, deserted and unknown, and the stories others have brought back are tales of struggle and failure. At the end of the earth, I escaped my own petty jealousies, envy, guilt, covetousness and bad temper. In the face of the world at its most majestic I was opened more widely to experience and understood the gift life is to me.
–from In Antarctica