BY QUINCY MCMICHAEL Snow is water, and water conducts electricity, but the electric fence will not fire as usual, buried three feet deep.
Mark Hammerschick – Permafrostedness Rising
"Permafrostedness Rising" is a tragic poem written from the perspective of native arctic people, detailing a world altered by climate change.
BY SONIA TRICKEY We began our ascent of the South Cirque at 5:20am. Snow had fallen thickly overnight, the path was invisible and it was very dark. Most of us had barely slept.
Jacob Lehmann – Constructed Spaces
In his collaged paintings, Jacob Lehmann explores the relationships between isolation and nostalgia, in connection to childhood.
Nancy Holt’s Mystifying Sun Tunnels in the Great Basin Desert
Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels in the Great Basin Desert in Utah are four 18-foot long concrete tubes arranged in an X-formation and aligned with the movements of the sun.
‘Nature is Never Finished’ – Artist Robert Smithson on Cultural Confinement and Finding Real Freedom in Art
Robert Smithson's brand of land art went against the hegemony of galleries and museums who he accused of dictating the context, meaning and value of art.
Out Of the Body and Into the Mountain: Nan Shepherd’s Journeys Among the Scottish Cairngorms
Published thirty years after it was written, Nan Shepherd's nature memoir describes a very physical intimacy that grew and developed through the author's exploration of the Cairngorm Mountains.
Julia Park Tracey – Tufas
In Tufas, Julia Park Tracey offers a simple and quiet poem focused on the landscape and nature, with a sense of tragidy that's only hinted at through her words.
Laura Schaffer – Evening
Laura Scahffer's haunting and lovely poem delves into the challenges of place and setting, flipping the theme of a bucolic idyll on its head.
Seamus Heaney – The Peninsula
Seamus Heaney's beautiful poem about where we go when we leave our heads and dig into something more fundamental.