"The new issue of Black Bough offers the reader a host of treasures [...] It's great to see a new journal offering so much to literary culture in Wales. All hail Black Bough"

- Jonathan Edwards - Poetry Wales

"Black Bough's first volume gets off to a great start with its 'Deep Time' issue inspired by Robert Macfarlane's work. The poems draw you into chasms, crevasses, caverns and open water [...] You'll enjoy Black Bough's subterranean journey"

- A.M. Juster

Translator, poet and critic

"Each poet mines landscapes, from initial descents in bone caves, to journeys to the bottom of the deepest ocean [...] All poets are, in a sense, oracles; the worlds that these prophetic poems inhabit are at once ancient, futuristic, and of our time"

- Kim Harvey, Palette Poetry

Deep Time project

#Amazon UK - no 1 'Poetry Anthologies'

#Amazon US - no 65

#Amazon Australia no 42

"the writers and artists gathered here have carried out their own fathomings and explorations, and the result is a collection of work that feels both contemporary and mythic, urgent and ancient" 


- Robert Macfarlane

We're delighted to announce the publication of 'Deep Time' (volume 1), an anthology of poetry inspired by Robert Macfarlane's award-winning book 'Underland' (2019). 

Over 40 international poets feature in this work, including Robert Minhinnick, Estelle Price, Jane Lovell, Jenny Mitchell, Michael Dickel and Kari Flickinger, Paul Brookes, Karen Hodgson Pryce, Daniel Gustafsson and Ian Richardson.

Deep Time 1 is illustrated by Welsh, London-based architect, Rebecca Wainwright. Music is composed by English composer, Stuart Rawlinson, who also curates the #deeptime playlist on Soundcloud.

The anthology was edited by Matthew M C Smith (EIC) and Laura Wainwright, Ankh Spice and Jack Bedell (Guest Readers).

To get your copy, please go to the following links:

Amazon UK: click here

Amazon US: click here

Amazon Australia: click here

# Read Juliette van der Molen of Mookychick's review

# Read Alan Parry of Broken Spine's review 

# Read a review by Thomas Tyrrell of Wales Arts Review

# Review by Sarah Jane Crowson

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