Dark Mountain: Issue 3


The third Dark Mountain book came out in the summer of 2012. This is a 296-page hardback with a specially-commissioned cover and endpapers by Mattias Jones. It features 58 essays, poems and stories, and 40 colour plates.

Highlights of this issue include:

Essays and conversations: Akshay Ahuja talks to Dmitri Orlov; Paul Kingsnorth talks to conservationists Doug and Kris Tompkins; John Rember explores the end of the world via ski-ing and academia; Matt Szabo bends like a peasant; Dougald Hine talks to Sajay Samuel about Ivan Illich; Charlotte Du Cann explores flowers in America; Paul Kingsnorth joins up scything, the Unabomber and the end of environmentalism; Ian Hill finds carbon in Borrowdale; James Hester explains the three lessons of history; Caspar Henderson explores the time before history.

Fiction: Short stories from Margaret Irish, Nick Hunt, Tom Hirons, Gregory Norminton and Chris T-T.

Poetry: from Neil Curry, Eleanor Rees, Adrienne Odasso, Em Strang, Benjamin Morris, Roselle Angwin, George Roberts and Margot Boyer.

Art: illustrated poetry from Mat Osmond, Kim Major-George and Steve Thorp;  photography from Cat Lupton, Andy Broomfield, Tony Hall, Bridget McKenzie; art by Rima Staines, Darren Allen, Jake Weigel and Jackie Taylor.

Three tasters from the book: