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The Lightning Way

I would often sit with my grandfather outside on the porch, watching the cloudbursts roll in from the horizon. They would come in thick, dark inky blue clouds heavy with…

Jussi Kivi

Editorial: Root Mapping

  There is no map to the place we are going. We will be lost for a good, long time. — Eva Saulitis, Becoming Earth (2016)     Between Vermont’s…

Epistle of Othea

Announcing…

The Learned Pig is changing. Since launching in November 2013, The Learned Pig has taken an instinctive approach to editorial. We have published what feels right to us and we…

Jussi Kivi

Open call: Root Mapping

  *** Root Mapping is currently closed for submissions. ***     There is no map to the place we are going. We will be lost for a good, long…

Pierrette Bloch

Open call: Rhythm

  *** We are open for submissions! ***   From the impact of clocks on notions of time, to the effects of computers, trains and planes on experiences of modern…

Bill Traylor

Join The Learned Pig!

The Learned Pig is looking for two new section editors to take a lead as we expand and adapt our editorial offering over the course of 2019. Each new section…

Caroline Harris

Scrub

Beyond the chain-link fence of my primary school, across the alleyway into town, was a land of fascination. We called it the ‘waste ground’ and I’d wander there looking for…

Kimberly Campanello

MOTHERBABYHOME

Kimberly Campanello on her series of poems that memorialises those who died at St Mary’s Mother and Baby Home, Ireland. Part of Radical Landscapes.

The Land Incanted

The Land Incanted

The words “incanted” and “enchanted” share the same etymological root. An incantation is defined as “the use of spells or verbal charms spoken or sung as a part of a…