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a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society



Volume II, Issue I – May 2013

Trees, trees, trees, trees, trees, trees, trees: scientific trees, mythological trees, allegorical trees, dream trees . . .
big trees, old trees, scrub trees, village trees . . . trees we prune, trees we admire . . . trees we sell, trees we breathe . . . saplings, solitary trees, trees in forests . . . roots, leaves and branches of trees . . . lives and deaths of trees . . .
trees we live in, trees we worship, trees we set on fire . . . fruit trees, nut trees, shade trees, palm trees, pine trees,
all trees. . . . . . trees we remember, trees we mourn, trees we learn from, trees where we are born.

Editor: Annie Finch

Cover image: Painting by Fiona Marron, “Apple Tree Portrait”, Oil on Canvas

Managing Editor: Michael McDermott

Layout Editor: Sarah C. Fritz

Site Design: Barbara Flaherty

Publisher: Black Earth Institute, Black Earth, Wisconsin. 2013
ISSN 2327-784X

Fionna Marron is a leading artist in Ireland and a friend of Patricia Monaghan and Michael McDermott. Her themes are found in nature and its cross with memory. The painting sits at Brigit Rest, the site of Black Earth Institute retreats. Fiona will be featured in the next issue of About Place, Earth Spirit, Society-Inspired by Patricia Monaghan. More about her can be seen at



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