Reliquiae Vol 7 No 1 (Spring 2019)
Edited by Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton
xiv + 154pp
Reliquiae interleaves ecologically aware writing from the past and present, ranging from the ethnological to the philosophical, the lyrical to the visionary. As of 2019 it is published biannually.
Volume 7 No 1 features the following writers & translators:
Peter Mark Adams, Erica Bell, Franz Boas, Robin Boothroyd, Olive Bray, Giordano Bruno, Oswald Cockayne, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Emily Dickinson, Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Rowan Evans, Chloe Firouzian, Adam Flint, the Haida, Wendy Heath, Heraclitus of Ephesus, Andy Hopkins, Kathryn Hummel, Keith Jafrate, Vasiliki Katsarou, Rudolf Keysner, Leonard W. King, Charles G. Leland, Koert Linde, Gerry Loose, J. Lewis McIntyre, Christine Morro, Christopher Page, G.T.W. Patrick, Barclay Pennock, Gillian Prew, Autumn Richardson, James Roberts, Oliver Southall, Penelope Shuttle, Richard Skelton, Hannah Tolman, the Tsimshian, Jane Wheeler, Walt Whitman
There are symphonies of stone & of the turning of the seasons; testimonies to transmutations, to ‘thin places’, darknesses, and the not-quite dead; there are evocations of the goddesses Epona and Demeter, of presences within caves, the return of spring, awakening scents, and day’s dispelling of darkness; there are depictions of stoats, bears, crows, reedbeds and glacial landforms; new poetic renderings of the early Irish ogham stones, and ancient invocations of the ‘Great Goddess’; there are discussions of Giordano Bruno’s thoughts on natural forms, ‘innumerable’ worlds, and ‘ceaseless change’, and contemporary observations on the pathway to joy through touch and the contemplation of physical forms; there are nocturnes and deltaic lines, Norse creation myths & Tsimshian deluge stories; there are poetic reflections on the voices of water, the medicine of roots, on divination with bones, and the sealing of wounds; there are Babylonian magical petitions to the moon and stars, Heraclitus’ aphorisms on the natural world, new and old translations from the Poetic Edda, works from Anglo-Saxon leechdoms on bloodletting, and poetic explorations of the mythic far north.