Launch of Dark Mountain: Issue 22 – ARK

Do join us for the online launch of our new autumn journal

We invite you to come on board for the launch of this year’s Dark Mountain special all-colour edition.

What do you keep when the storm comes in, and the tide goes out?

Our latest issue is an ARK you might not expect. Its pages carry a cargo of another sort: stories gathered from the wreckage left by a flood that has already come, art and writing that reveal the beauty, resilience and strength found in being fully alive in a troubled time.  Our seeds are collected from felled trees and activist frontlines; our disappearing creatures discovered in dreams, our artworks made with ochres from a polluted shoreline and peat from endangered bogs; with insect wings, limpet shells, unloved spruce needles, titling ocean horizons.  A hold that treasures tales about what might happen next.

This ARK  has been made in collaboration with the Wilderness Art Collective – a work of creative salvage, its cover and content pages (designed brilliantly by Graeme Walker) forged from abandoned archives and old typewriter keys.

To celebrate Dark Mountain: Issue 22’s release, we invite you to join us for an online launch on Tuesday 25th October starting at 19:30 BST. While it’s not the same as meeting in a physical space, this event does give us all a chance to see and hear contributors and editors  (and readers) from around the world.

Tickets are limited so you’ll need to register to ensure a place – just follow this link. We hope to see you there!

Dark Mountain: Issue 22 will be published on 17th October. You will be able to order from our website for £19.99 (plus postage) – or take out a subscription before 15th October to receive in the post.


IMAGE: Deluge (detail) by Meridel Rubenstein from ‘The Boat is a Circle’ with Joanne Grüne-Yanoff


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