ARCHIPELAGO is a literary magazine in the ordinary sense, in that it contains writings in non-fictional prose, and verse. It also places great emphasis on monochrome illustration. Extraordinary are its preoccupations with landscape, with documentary and remembrance, with wilderness and wet, with natural and cultural histories, with language and languages, with the littoral and vestigial, the geological, and topographical, with climates, in terms of both meteorology, ecology and environment; and all these things as metaphor, liminal and subliminal, at the margins, in the unnameable constellation of islands on the Eastern Atlantic coast, known variously in other millennia as Britain, Great Britain, Britain and Ireland etc; even, too, too readily, the United Kingdom, though no such thing ever quite existed, other than in extremis during wartime, but in the letter. But while the unnameable archipelago is its subject, its vision is by implication global. It follows certain cultural trajectories to other shores. Its concerns with the state of the planet could not be more of the hour.

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