Suicide is everywhere in this culture, under every stone, and once you come to be a part of that great, unspeaking clan of people who have been touched by it, you see this.
Can poetry save the Earth? No. But it is, perhaps, able to show us the Earth – and our relationship to it – in a way we are not used to seeing it.
An attempt, back in the early days, to explain to a festival audience, and perhaps to myself, what the Dark Mountain Project is about.
Our aggressively ‘progressive’ culture doesn’t seem to be able to talk intelligently about land and place. What’s it scared of?
My most talked-about piece of journalism by a long way. An account of a personal journey through environmentalism, and a lament at what it has become.
English governance is a canker at the heart of our crumbling constitution. The UK is broken, but the political class won’t talk about it.
A historical fancy commissioned for the programme of the play Jerusalem, written by Jez Butterworth and performed in the West End in 2010 and on Broadway in 2011.