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Paperboats Zine

The urge to explore and celebrate all the kinds of lives of Planet Earth is stronger than ever, but the environmental and ecological crisis demands we also lift our eyes, and our voices, to species extinction and habitat loss, to what is happening to the forests and hills, the rivers and seas, our streets and gardens. The writer’s instinct to pay attention has never been more vital. Literature can help us to see the natural world – and our place in it – differently.

Climate Change

Snowy landscape with the sun shining through the branches of young birches

Snow Drought

I’m looking out of the window. It’s the end of January.  The trees and bushes are dancing to a wind that’s hung around for days.

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The Govan Milestone sculpture.

On Shaping Metal

When I was a child, my mother made a milestone. It is a sculpture wrought of metal, an arch topped with an inverse arch.

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