A journal of nature writing and story.
‘In an age of beautiful books, here is the most beautiful journal. Elementum is as glorious as the world it describes, full of the most luminous writing and striking imagery. An object to treasure and something to return to often.
The theme of Edition Four is ‘shape’ and we join women responding to a shifting environment in lace, cyanotype and stone. We follow colourful trails of fish with marine biologist Helen Scales and trace an alphabet of otters with Jackie Morris. We track down fossilised sea urchins impressed in burial mounds and church windows, and learn how observing birds can help us to pin memories to places. Wyl Menmuir finds that working with wood helps to continually reshape his writing practice, while Jane Lovell shares her path through a poem, where words glimmer with hope in a dark landscape.