Nettle-Eater - limited edition chapbook
Nettle-Eater - limited edition chapbook
Nettle-Eater - limited edition chapbook
Nettle-Eater - limited edition chapbook
Nettle-Eater - limited edition chapbook
Nettle-Eater - limited edition chapbook
Nettle-Eater - limited edition chapbook

Nettle-Eater - limited edition chapbook

Regular price £6.00

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

Note - this edition has now sold out, but the beautiful second edition is on the shelves now! Click here to see it.

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 can read the text of Nettle-Eater in full here.

First seen as 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...

These signed and numbered editions of Tom Hirons' Nettle-Eater are riso-printed on 100% recycled paper (100gsm internal, 170gsm Kraft cover) in a limited run of 500 in England by Footprint workers' co-op, using soya-based green ink.

Cover illustration by Rima Staines.

Dimensions: 4.2″ x 5.9″ (A6) 32pp.

First printing.

ISBN: 978-0-9933656-2-1

£6.00