Gretchen Legler
On the Ice by Maine writer Gretchen Legler

Gretchen Legler

Gretchen Legler is the author of two books of nonfiction, All the Powerful Invisible Things: A Sportswoman’s Notebook, and On The Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station Antarctica, winner of the 2007 environmental creative writing award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Her essays about the natural world have appeared in Brevity, Orion, the Georgia Review and other venues. Her interest in how humans relate to place has taken her to many corners of the world. In 2011 she was the second Fulbright Scholar ever to write and teach in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, and in 1998, as the recipient of a National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Fellowship, she spent six months in Antarctica. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, England. Currently Gretchen is a professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington.