Debbie Lee, a WSU Regents professor of English and writer, traveled to Svalbard in the Arctic aboard the tall ship Antigua, as part of the Arctic Circle Artist Residency Program. Follow the journey via Lee’s photographs, and read her essay, “Arctic chronicles,” in Washington State Magazine’s Spring 2019 issue.

Lee, who was on a spring 2018 sabbatical, notes: “Caroline and I are on board the Antigua, a traditionally rigged tall ship specially outfitted for sailing in the high Arctic, including a modern diesel engine. We’re part of the Arctic Circle Artist Residency—thirty artists from every part of the world sailing the west coast of Svalbard toward the North Pole while working on individual and collaborative projects. Caroline, a glass sculptor, and I, a writer, have teamed up. I’ve been keeping track of her throughout the voyage, asking questions, making notes.”

For more photos and essay, see the Spring 2019 issue of Washington State Magazine online.