Books

The Dark Mountain Books

At the heart of this project are the books we publish: beautiful hardback collections of uncivilised words and images where many voices come together to explore the questions which Dark Mountain frames.

Here you will find essays, conversations, stories, poems and artwork of all kinds, made by those who have lost faith in the stories our societies like to tell about the world and our place within it. Since 2015, each year’s autumn book has been a special issue, plunging deeper into a particular theme – technology, poetics, the sacred – while the spring book returns to the classic form of a Dark Mountain collection.

Many of our earlier books have now gone out of print. We hope one day to be able to make them available again in a physical form, but in their absence it is possible to order PDF downloads of individual issues – or the digital back catalogue, a collection of Issues 1 to 12.

 

Dark Mountain: Issue 14 TERRA

The Autumn 2018 issue is a collection of prose, photography and printwork about journeys, place and belonging

Dark Mountain: Issue 13

The Spring 2018 issue is a collection of essays, fiction, poetry and artwork about what it means to be human.

Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto

The pamphlet that launched the Dark Mountain Project, republished in paperback with a new introduction.

Walking on Lava: Selected Works for Uncivilised Times

A paperback collection of essays, fiction, poetry, interviews and artwork, selected from the first ten issues of Dark Mountain.  

Dark Mountain: Issue 7

The Spring 2015 issue is a collection of writing and artwork delving into the intuitive and the non-rational.

The Digital Back Catalogue: Issues 1 to 12 (PDF)

A complete collection of Issues 1 to 12 of Dark Mountain in PDF format.

Dark Mountain: Issue 12 – SANCTUM (PDF)

The Autumn 2017 edition is a special issue of essays and artwork on the theme of the sacred.

Dark Mountain: Issue 11 (PDF)

The Spring 2017 issue is a classic Dark Mountain collection that begins with the notion of 'endings'.

Dark Mountain: Issue 10 – Uncivilised Poetics (PDF)

The Autumn 2016 edition is a special issue that explores the importance of poetry and the poetic.

Dark Mountain: Issue 9 (PDF)

The Spring 2016 issue is a collection of writing and artwork that responds to the idea of 'humbleness'.

Dark Mountain: Issue 8 – Technê (PDF)

The Autumn 2015 edition is a special issue of non-fiction and artwork on the subject of technê and technology.

Dark Mountain: Issue 6 (PDF)

The Autumn 2014 issue of essays, fiction, poetry and artwork invites responses to 'the rising of the waters'.

Dark Mountain: Issue 5 (PDF)

The Spring 2014 issue is a classic Dark Mountain collection of essays, fiction, poetry and artwork.

Dark Mountain: Issue 4 (PDF)

The Summer 2013 issue is a collection of writing and artwork telling 'post-cautionary tales'.

Dark Mountain: Issue 3 (PDF)

The Summer 2012 issue of writing and artwork responds to the question: how do we find our way home?

Dark Mountain: Issue 2 (PDF)

The Summer 2011 issue is our second collection of uncivilised essays, fiction, poetry and artwork.

Dark Mountain: Issue 1 (PDF)

The Summer 2010 issue is our first collection responding to the manifesto's call for 'uncivilised' writing and art.

Dark Mountain: Issue 14 TERRA

The Autumn 2018 issue is a collection of prose, photography and printwork about journeys, place and belonging