The UK’s favourite nature book: announcing the shortlist On December 13th the shortlisting panel met at Avon Wildlife Trust’s Folly Farm Centre. The panel members were Mike Collins from the Arts…January 19, 2018
FRAGMENTS his father was from farming folk Braes of Munlochy staunch man among other staunch men from the Black Isle Eilean Dubh but the language was lost generations back …January 8, 2018
Stephen Watts is a poet and translator based in East London. He has published numerous collections of poetry, including Mountain Language: Lingua di Montagne (translated by Cristina Viti, 2009) and Ancient Sunlight (2014), and the prose work Republic…January 8, 2018
‘Some seeds are buried, others scattered.’ Poems by three American poets on landscapes close to their heart. Indian Brook by David Troupes A looking glass—a black gutter hurrying the…December 11, 2017
Collective A chastity of hawthorn, a smirch of blackberries, a wince of stinging nettle. Adam named the beasts, but the tribes of wildflower name themselves: You say “Grove of beeches.” They say,…September 22, 2017
Dare The kingfishers appeared more like darting fish; their wings skimmed the dappled water, assured they knew the measure of every bend along their flight. We were surprised by their…August 12, 2017
Folk Horror is a term that has become synonymous with a wide variety of culture in recent years. From film and television to literature and music, the broadness of the description belies…July 14, 2017
Calf Eye The clump of gawkers stood around to watch a digger lift the dead calf from the beach. A Devon Red, it’s beaten hide sand-caked, twisted legs flung out,…April 6, 2017
Fell Year 1. As if there was snow. Petals across the paths, knee deep of them, the flowers battered in a gale and lightning raked across the patch of…March 24, 2017
THE CLEARING is an online magazine 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. We welcome cross-fertilisations of genre and discipline, collaboration and innovation. We want to be inspired and challenged by cultures, practices and stories of places that may be going untold. Contributors include Germaine Greer, Richard Mabey, Philip Hoare, Paul Kingsnorth, Katrina Porteous, Tim Dee, Nick Groom, Ken Worpole, Lucy Wood, Robert Crawford, Philip Gross, Neil Ansell and Eleanor Rees.
The editors welcome original submissions in all written, audio and visual genres. Submission should reflect The Clearing/Little Toller’s concern with the natural environment, but within this broad subject-matter we encourage a diversity of interpretation and approach.
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