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Reliquiæ – Volume Four

Reliquiæ is an annual journal of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, translations and visual art, edited by Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton. Each issue collects together both old and new work from a diverse range of writers and artists with common interests spanning landscape, ecology, folklore, esoteric philosophy and animism.

Author: Richard Skelton & Autumn Richardson

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Reliquiæ is an annual journal of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, translations and visual art, edited by Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton. Each issue collects together both old and new work from a diverse range of writers and artists with common interests spanning landscape, ecology, folklore, esoteric philosophy and animism.

New work:

Philip Baber: A pilgrimage walk from Stuttgart to Tübingen, with glances at Hölderlin, Mandelstam, Mörike and Handke.Thomas A Clark: Eight Delays: an unlooked for encounter with the other in the shade. Don Domanski: A new, visionary four-part poem, Bestiary of the Raindrop. Peter Haynes: Stone: a compelling short story about an obelisk ‘massive beyond ordinary understanding’. Gerry Loose: Poetic excerpts from a nine day walk across Scotland. Robert Macfarlane: Ice Voices: a new work exploring the ‘two-mile time machine’ that is the Greenland ice sheet. Julia McCarthy: Five poems of hidden life, death and the ‘whispers of nebulae’. John Morgan: A poetic continuation of the Sufi mystic, al-Junaid’s aphorism, ‘Water is the colour of its vessel.’ Wendy Mulford: Three poems exploring the folklore, fauna and weather of the Orkney islands. Peter O’Leary: A discussion of clouds and ‘instress’ in the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Penelope Shuttle: Three poetic Fragments of Cornwall. Jennifer Spector: Four new poems of landscape, nature and myth from Panama. Alex Woodcock:Bride of Quietness: landscape and silence in the work of occultist and artist Ithell Colquhoun.

Archive work:

Two Mexican folk-tales translated by Franz Boas; poetry and prose from the Alaskan wilderness by John Haines; words on aspens and sentience by A.E. Housman; four inuit stories from Povungnituk, Quebec, in original syllabics with translations by Zebedee Nungak & Eugene Arima; new translations by Tess Lewis from the Seedtime Notebooks, 1980-1994, of Philippe Jaccottet; two poems of crows and caribous by Richard Kelly Kemick; new translations by Douglas Robertson of the fin de siècle Aphorisms of Nature by Christian Morgenstern; a botanical journey through the work of Matsuo Bashō by Autumn Richardson; four poetic aphorisms from the German mystic, Angelus Silesius; a new setting of From the Desert Waste by Richard Skelton; a beautiful and evocative short story about the ‘original light’ and thirteen stanzas found in the records of English rainfall by Mark Valentine.

Art & quotations:

Eight reproductions from Fossilium Metalla et Res Metallicas Concernentium Glebae Suis Coloribus Expressae, 1753, by Iohannis Michaelis Seligmanni. Eight word lists from Kutenai Tales by Franz Boas.

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Weight380 g
Dimensions18 x 155 x 240 mm

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