Nettle-Eater - the 2020 edition

Nettle-Eater - the 2020 edition

£9.00 GBP




You were never more lost than you are now, if you cannot reach out, touch the wild earth and weep...

Living wild on Dartmoor, a man eats only nettles. His body disappears; he learns to fly. He encounters demigods and eloquent trees. He is Nettle-Eater, crooked, arrogant, self-proclaimed bastard of the moor. This is his testament. By the author of Sometimes a Wild God, also available from Hedgespoken Press.

You were never more lost than you are now, if you cannot reach out, touch the wild earth and weep...

Living wild on Dartmoor, a man eats only nettles. His body disappears; he learns to fly. He encounters demigods and eloquent trees. He is Nettle-Eater, crooked, arrogant, self-proclaimed bastard of the moor. This is his testament. By the author of Sometimes a Wild God, also available from Hedgespoken Press.

A new edition for 2020 of this much-loved piece. You can read the text of Nettle-Eater in full here.

First seen in a previous version in Dark Mountain III, Nettle-Eater is a short, sharp prose-howl in the direction of genuine and magical wildness and an uncompromising love-letter to the wild places of Dartmoor. Hovering over the pages is the ghost of Milarepa, the Tibetan saint who - it is said - survived on a nettle-diet for seven years, achieved a powerful enlightenment and became Tibet's best-loved bad-kid-turned-good. Nettle-Eater is written to be read aloud as a prayer to the wild earth and a reminder to us mortals that our lives are short and on fire and that there is no better time to remember our essential nature than this instant, no better time to discard the masquerade of our civilised lives than now...

This edition of Tom Hirons' Nettle-Eater is litho-printed on 100% recycled paper  in England by Calverts workers' co-op, with gold ink on a Corona Evergreen cover and black ink on white inners.

Cover illustration by Rima Staines.

Dimensions: 4.2″ x 5.9″ (A6) 32pp.

Third edition - 1st printing.

ISBN: 978-0-9933656-9-0

 

£9.00