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Rembrandt - The Philosopher in Meditation

Heliotrope

  For A.G.     The fire called the shadows in They rushed to occupy every perimeter Crowded the mantelpiece, jostled with sharp elbows Tore up the carpets and hung…

Garden of Eden

Animals are good to think [with]

Animals are good to think [with] – Claude Lévi-Strauss     To be in two minds, think amoeba. To sell tea, think chimp. To build your own beak, think owl….

badgers

No Rural Fantasy

The anti-pastoral of Cynan Jones I’m a Londoner through and through; a city person fascinated by everything the city is not. The rural worlds outside of mine are compelling, attractive,…

mushroom

Fungiculture

This summer sees the launch of a brand new academic journal: Fungiculture. Subtitled “A Journal for Psychedelic Culture Studies” Fungiculture was conceived over the past six months or so by…

Peckham Pelican

Journals and Imprints Fair

  Sunday 22nd June, Noon – 4pm The Peckham Pelican FREE!   This June, The Learned Pig is delighted to be co-hosting a Sunday afternoon journals and imprints fair, as…

Books of the Month

January 2020 December 2019 November 2019 Bitten Hair Tessa Berring Blue Diode October 2019 How I Became One of the Invisible David Rattray MIT Press September 2019 Oval Elvia Wilk…

Symbiosis State

There’s something intrinsically interesting about symbiosis – not only in and of itself, but also as a model for new ways of thinking about relationships between, for example, art and…

To Solve Such An Equation

Seven Counter-clockwise Turns Around Ruin Lust   Have you ever known a place which seemed to have no beginning and no end? Paul Nash, Monster Field     1. The…

No one dives in me

  Seven things I’ve learned from 20 years as a community swimming pool. As told to Kit Caless.     When I’m cold I’m lonely. When I’m cold, the black…

Melanie K bubbles

100 poems in a day

On 22nd November 2013, Claire Trevien recklessly agreed to write 100 poems in a single day in order to raise money for Refuge. That’s more than she usually writes in…

Meerkats

Waste (extracts)

You think in the animal kingdom there’s no waste cause you’re nice and shun anthropomorphism but actually there’s a lot I mean you’re nice and don’t want to imbue empty…