We came to this issue of Dark Mountain with a question, how do we begin to find our way home? When our stories have failed us and our maps have led us astray, how do we get our bearings? And what remnants might we find of the meaning and security for which a human home, if we are lucky, might stand?
We live in a time of loss. Think of the species which have passed out of being since you were born, the languages, the multitudes of ways of being and knowing. It is a time of lost certainties and lost people, falling through the patterns of pain, denial, anger, bargaining and despair that mark the experience of loss.
Directly or indirectly, often serendipitously, the writing and art collected here offers a space within which to begin facing our situation and finding what paths remain open to us.
In this issue, we also welcome the third member of our editorial team, the poet Adrienne Odasso. She has contributed greatly to what we believe is the strongest collection of poems yet in an issue of Dark Mountain.
Contents of Dark Mountain: Issue 3 include:
Dark Mountain: Issue 3 is also available as a PDF download. We've made this available as a last resort - for those who can't afford the cost of the hardback book, or who need the material in a digital form for some other reason. The file will display well on a computer screen and for off-prints of articles, but please note that it has NOT been formatted for eBook readers. For more information visit this link.