Launch of Dark Mountain: Issue 25

Join us for a celebration of our Spring 2024 anthology

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the launch of Dark Mountain: Issue 25. If you missed it, you can watch the recording below. With readings from Damian Le Bas, Electra Rhodes, Ahmad Al-Bazz, Alice Albinia, Olivia McCannon, Paul Powlesland, Alastair McIntosh, Annie McBay and Eirwen Abberley Watton; a short film by Fred Warren; the book’s artwork introduced by art editor Ava Osbiston; and words from the text editors, Nick Hunt, Anthea Lawson and Adam Weymouth.

 

 

This book gathers voices from around the world – from Cameroon to Mexico, from Portugal to Palestine, from Wales to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, from Singapore to the leafy lanes of the Oxfordshire stockbroker-belt. Some pieces take the form of dispatches about navigating difficult territories, while others take a longer view of history and deep time. The language of rights can be anthropocentric, couched in terms of ‘who owns what’ – but what happens when we flip such assumptions on their heads? Does the land belong to us, or do we belong to the land? What happens when we expand our perception beyond the human?

As with all Dark Mountain books, awareness of the land’s aliveness underpins everything. Whatever the ground on which you stand, we hope the words and artwork in this issue offer different ways to navigate its changes.

You can read the editorial here.

 

IMAGE: Laurence Winram
‘Things Seen, Things Unseen’

 

 

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