School of English lecturers contribute to Litmus Magazine #5

Many of our staff in the School of English are professional writers and publishers. Dorothy Lehane, as well as being a Lecturer in Creative Writing and the author of three books of poetry, also runs Litmus Publishing, a literary press that publishes work on the borders of poetry and science.

This month, the press has released Litmus Magazine #5, the lichen issue. The issue was edited by Dr Declan Wiffen, Lecturer in Critical Theory and Contemporary Literature in the School of English. The issue features poems, prose pieces, essays, artistic works and scientific illuminations on the theme of lichen and the environment. These works were contributed by a host of prominent writers, namely Lydia Davis, Laura Wainwright, Shezad Dawood, Inês Geraldes Cardoso, Peter Gizzi, Addison Kamb, Drew Milne, Bill Psarras, Stephen Collis, Rhys Trimble, Gillian Osborne, Jack Cooper, Brenda Hillman, Lynn Keller, Diana Lelonek, Sarah Watkinson, Caroline Millar, Thomas Pearson, Robert Keal, Mark Valentine, Maria Sledmere, Jo Delyse Packwood, David Hawkins, Tessa Zettel and Sumugan Sivanesan, Joanne B Kaar, Carol Dalton, Aodán McCardle, Tristan Blackmore, Oscar Furbacken, Kyle Booten, Katharina Maria Kalinowski, Isabel Nolan, Tania Hershman, Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Theodoros Chiotis and Julie Hogg, as well as Drs Nell Perry and Declan Wiffen from the School of English.

In the midst of global ecological crisis, writing has the power to reshape our understanding of the environment, and to help us imagine new futures for humans and the natural world. Litmus Magazine #5, the lichen issue, is available for pre-order from the Litmus Publishing Shop.