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Helen Mort

In this poem – dedicated to the elixir of life – the speaker emphasizes the necessity of oxygen for mountaineers. Helen Mort’s second collection of poetry “No Map Could Show Them” offers the readers a variety of perspectives on mountaineering, the human body and gender roles. Her poems navigate proximity and distance, past and present, edges and extremes.

· · 2016

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Mort, Helen. "Oxygen." No Map Could Show Them, Chatto & Windus, 2016, p. 59. 14 l., ISBN 9781784740641

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