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Dark Mountain [KINDLE] ✽ Dark Mountain Author Dougald Hine – Buyprobolan50.co.uk This issue takes the form of a classic Dark Mountain anthology with new work from writers and artists around the world – stories and essays poems images and conversations – responding to the accel This issue takes the form of a classic Dark Mountain anthology with new work from writers and artists around the world – stories and essays poems images and conversations – responding to the accelerating effects of climate change mass extinction and societal dysfunction ‘Humanity is going to be humbled one way or another’ write the editors ‘so we may as well begin the process ourselves’Humbleness comes from the Latin humus meaning ‘earth’; so to be humble means to lay oneself low but also to be grounded to return to the solid and material In their own ways the art works poems stories and essays in this volume explore different ways of re communion with the Earth Here the certainties on which the edifices of civilisation teeter are replaced with the small the unpretentious the discomfitingFamiliar names – Em Strang avoiding the global news to bear witness to immediate worlds Adam Dinan and Tom Smith investigating microbial life – and established figures like Derrick Jensen can be found alongside new contributors and fresh perspectives Nadia Lucia Peralta on the ecstatic loss of self at carnival time Fern Leigh Albert recording life off grid in Dartmoor with her camera and Claire Liss considering the evolution of plant medicineAs we enter dark times these disparate voices challenge the grand narratives of recrimination and despair so that the universe appears afresh as a collection of wonders – bewildering objects transforming passions and moments of transcendent awe With such humbling comes a simplicity a singleness of vision and a return to a honest appraisal of what it means to be humanAs with all Dark Mountain publications this book is a beautiful physical object designed and typeset by our friends at Bracketpress in Lancashire with colour plates for art works such as Rebecca Clark’s drawings Rogan Brown’s ‘time fossils’ and landscapes by Kate Williamson The contributors to Dark Mountain Issue include amongst others Patricia Robertson Kim Goldberg Bridget Khursheed Ryan Vance and Holly DayThe editors for this issue were Nancy Campbell Charlotte Du Cann art Tom Smith Em Strang poetry and Steve Wheeler.

3 thoughts on “Dark Mountain

  1. Liane Engstrom Liane Engstrom says:

    After finishing a book like this picking up any other book feels empty and insignificant These stories trembled alive something that has resided deep within me perhaps from my childhood A flow of energy from the last remains of simplicity when the sunshine was still yellow and the forests whispered ancient stories When home was a sanctuary of nature buzzing bees and wild flowers Not road construction building cranes and these white apartment walls where shiny new empty things fill the void of something long missing and the cries of everything dying Thank you Dark Mountain and it's contributors for stirring my guts for ushering hope into the void

  2. James Marsh James Marsh says:

    Picked up for We Are the Only Species We Have the Option of Being Douglas Hine in conversation with Anne Tagonist without having much of a sense of what else this series was about or would include Was blown away by the wisdom contained inside So much food for thought I'll be chewing for a while

  3. Sara Gray Sara Gray says:

    It figures that my last issue of Dark Mountain I unsubscribed to save funds would be their best to date The short stories here are particularly gem like and wonderful and the academic articles were free of the grad school obtuseness that has featured in previous issues This is a fine collection with a worth intent I'm certainly not uitting it due to lack of uality I may return should my interests again swing their way

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