Monday, April 8, 2013

Reliquiae, a new journal

Corbel Stone Press have announced a new annual journal, Reliquiae, which "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". The Press are already responsible for some fine music and publications,  imbued with the same sensitivity to nature and response to haunting landscapes found in the work of Machen, Blackwood and others. Each work is beautifully produced, with a care for detail and for elegant and fastidious design.

The inaugural issue includes:

 - Two strange tales from Mark Valentine, including a new work, "For She Will Have Her Harvest", about the graveyard poet Henry Kirke White.

 - Noor de Winter on birch trees, music and the "artist-as-listener" in the work of of German expressionist writer and instrument-builder, Hans Henny Jahnn.

- Two poem sequences by Richard Harms - "Salt", an 18th-century sea-voyage in five parts; and "Wing", a naturalist's minutely observed depictions of Australian bird-life.

- Autumn Richardson's translations of a quartet of Inuit songs collected by Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen.

 - John Hutchinson on the "imaginal world" of Sufi mysticism.

- Richard Skelton's elegy for the now-extinct grey fell fox.

- Mark Brennan's oil paintings of the Canadian wilderness.

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