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RELIQUIÆ #2

Various Authors

ISBN: 978-0-9572121-8-3
Royal 8vo
Softcover
120pp

Date of publication: December 2014

Featuring:

Thomas A Clark
Don Domanski
Michael Drayton
Leo Grindon
Richard G. Hatton
Gerard Manley Hopkins
W.H. Hudson
Ronald Johnson
Thomas Keightley
Julia McCarthy
Mary Russell Mitford
Peter O'Leary
Autumn Richardson
Albert B. Reagan
Roy Skelton
Charles Hamilton Smith
Edward Thomas
H.D. Thoreau
Mark Valentine
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Hans Jürgen von der Wense
Gilbert White
W.B. Yeats
Egerton Ryerson Young

Reliquiæ is an annual journal of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, translations and visual art, edited by Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton. Each issue 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.

New work:

Peter O'Leary: A poetic rendering of two runes from the Kalevala /  Julia McCarthy: Two visionary poems of death and darkness /  Autumn Richardson: Three found poems derived from the journals of Knud Rasmussen /  Richard Skelton: An interview with his father about life on a Nottinghamshire farm in the 1940s and 1950s /  Mark Valentine: A folkloric and literary survey of The Last Wolf in EnglandPierre-Yves Vandeweerd: A hitherto undocumented ritual performed in rural France, written in French, Occitan and English /  Hans Jürgen von der Wense: Poetic excerpts from the forthcoming Epidote Press monograph.

Archive work:

A collection of poetic aphorisms from the island of Colonsay by Thomas A Clark; the transcription of a lecture on poetry, sacredness, and 'how each thing holds a mystery' by Don Domanski; a poetic account of the plunder of the forest of Andredsweld by Michael Drayton; a paean to the oak and the insects it supports by Leo Grindon; the beautiful botanical illustrations of Richard G. Hatton; some fragments on 'the law of the oak leaf' and the maiming of trees from Gerard Manley Hopkins; a contemplation of the 'mound[s] of the ancient dead' by W.H. Hudson; an excerpt from the seminal poem of the English landscape, The Book of the Green Man by Ronald Johnson; an account of 'green children' by Thomas Keightley; a description of the woodsmen's 'murder' of magnificent oaks by Mary Russell Mitford; a collection of Chippewa plant remedies as documented by Albert B. Reagan; an essay on wolves and the sentiment of affection by Charles Hamilton Smith; a strange and beautiful exploration of the English folkloric archetype, 'Lob', a visionary 'leaving' of London, and an elegy for the badger, 'that most ancient Briton of English beasts' by Edward Thomas; a reflection on nature and art by H.D. Thoreau; an account of the destruction of the 'Raven-Tree' by Gilbert White; a discussion of the 'Celtic element' in literature by W.B. Yeats; a transcription of an Algonquin story of how the coyote obtained fire from the centre of the earth by Egerton Ryerson Young.

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