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Posted on May 27, 2016

Written River Issue #10

Written River Issue #10

Written-River-10-Cover-smIt is with great pleasure that we announce issue #10 of Written River for release on May 31st. This issue, which marks the 10th anniversary of Hiraeth Press, also marks a change in format and release schedule. Starting with issue #10, Written River will be released once annually in paperback format. Selected pieces will be available to read on, and the back issue will be archived as a downloadable PDF prior to the release of each subsequent issue. These changes have allowed us to produce a journal twice as long as our past publications. It’s a more filling meal. Issue #10 features thirty-three different poets and essayists, writing on a range of environmental topics. To give you a taste, our feature essays this issue are:

Return to the South Fork of Eagle River by Matthew Dickerson
The Salmon Forest by Susan Double
Tracking as a Way of Knowing by Sophia Sinopoulos-Lloyd
Chasing the Memory of a Naturalist in Baja California Sur by Aven Satre-Meloy
The Worsening Light of the Mind: Humanities and the Anthropocene by Maximilian Werner
How I Defied the White Man and Out-Foxed Fox by Michael Engelhard

Written River is a lit­er­ary jour­nal pub­lished by Hiraeth Press which focuses on poetry and non-​​​​fiction prose explor­ing nature and our rela­tion­ship to it. Published as an annual anthol­ogy, we strive to encour­age the dis­ci­pline of eco-​​​​poetics and return the voice of the poet to the body of the Earth. Eco-​​​​poetics is poetry in which the energy of the ecosys­tem flows through the poem, cre­at­ing a writ­ten river of words which ebbs with the cre­ativ­ity of the entire Earth commun­ity. Written River marks the con­flu­ence of many streams and many voices as they flow back into the nour­ish­ing ground of the water­shed.

Written River #10 will be available for purchase on May 31st from the Hiraeth Press store,, or anywhere else books are sold.

We hope that you enjoy reading this issue as much as we have enjoyed producing it.