First Review

is the co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project, of which he was director from 2009-2017, He is the author of nine books - three novels, two poetry collections and four works of non-fiction - all of which, it turns out, tell the same story: how we walked away from the wild world, and how we might get home again, if we can. He runs the Wyrd School which teaches wild writing and art and lives in the west of Ireland.
The first review (that we’ve seen) of issue one of Dark Mountain, written by Alastair McIntosh, has been posted today on the Bella Caledonia website. Alastair is, of course, a Dark Mountain contributor, but by no means an uncritical one and he brings a great integrity to everything he does. Worth a read.

There was a recent debate about Dark Mountain on the same site, which is now to be turned into a live action event. I’ll be talking about Dark Mountain, and the issues surrounding it, with a few other people, possibly including Alastair, at the Big Tent Festival in Fife in July. Come and contribute if you’re in the area. Later in the year, I’ll also be talking about the book at the Edinburgh Radical Bookfair, so I hope to meet some Scottish mountaineers at both events.


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