As systems and assumptions collapse, desperate ideas have a better chance of becoming popular.
The differing fates of two dialect poets may tell us something about the differing priorities of England and Scotland.
The crisis currently playing out on the world stage is a crisis of growth. Not, as we are regularly told, a crisis caused by too little growth, but by too much of it
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?