The Fungus Among Us
22nd February, 2023
This week scientist and writer Anneka Williams delves into the underground world of the largest organism, a pathogenic fungus stretching for miles in the soil of an Oregon forest.
‘Uncivilised writing … sets out to paint a picture of homo sapiens which a being from another world or, better, a being from our own – a blue whale, an albatross, a mountain hare – might recognise as something approaching a truth.’
Dark Mountain began with a call for writing that gives voice to the more-than-human. The writers in this section have taken up that call.