‘We no longer camp as for a night’, the American philosopher, Henry David Thoreau wrote, ‘but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven’. Philip Hoare on reconnecting to the earth, the sea and the tangible universe.February 5, 2018
“In its light I know where the world is.” A powerful piece by Abi Andrews on our ‘small communions’ with the natural world.January 29, 2018
An interview with Abi Andrews, the author of the outstanding debut novel, The Word for Woman is Wilderness.January 29, 2018
From the Archive
- Philip Lancaster – Two New PoemsRELIC OF HOPE Pale sky-bound hand of …
- Peter Larkin – Excerpt from ‘Eyes on Open Leaves’“Eyes on Open Leaves” was suggested to me by a …
- Places of Water and Weather: an Interview with Lucy WoodLucy Wood’s first novel Weathering was published earlier this month …
THE CLEARING is an online journal published by Little Toller Books that offers writers and artists a dedicated space in which to explore and celebrate the landscapes we live in. Our contributors are encouraged to go forth and find distinctive visions that startle us, rural or urban, modern or prehistoric, industrial, post-industrial, fantastical, natural, political, however they come. But each must be meaningful, surprising, felt.
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