Attention Wyrd Writers…The North Calls

Does your heart have a space reserved for the folklore of Scandinavia? Do you write poetry or prose? Could you create a piece of writing about the creatures that dwell in the mountains, forests and fjords? If you think you could weave a few thousand words into a literary feast, then have a read of… Continue reading Attention Wyrd Writers…The North Calls

Interview : Alicia Hannah Naomi

I came across Alicia Hannah Naomi last year while I was browsing Occulter. I was immediately taken with the stunningly raw nature of her jewellery designs, and have been obsessed with her work ever since. You're a successful contemporary jewellery designer and style blogger. How does it feel to get up every day and know… Continue reading Interview : Alicia Hannah Naomi

Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List

Wyrd Words & Effigies has been in action since May 2013. In the months that have passed since then, many interviews have been conducted, with all sorts of creative beings who aren't afraid to explore the darkness and the treasures it hides. Underneath you’ll find all of our interviews to date, for you to browse… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies: The Definitive Interview List

Book Review – Black Metal: European Roots & Musical Extremities (Ed. Troy Southgate)

Whenever I hear about the publication of a new book on the subject of Black Metal, I pounce and pre-order. When the tome arrives, I savour it, lapping up every word, sometimes putting it back down after one chapter, to return to it the following day, so as to make it last longer. My first… Continue reading Book Review – Black Metal: European Roots & Musical Extremities (Ed. Troy Southgate)

Fires In The North

Please support my new project Fires In The North.   It was a common belief in Native American culture that the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) were the reflections of huge fires in the distant North. ‘Fires In The North’ is an on-line magazine which celebrates the North through multiple creative channels. Alongside the magazine, there… Continue reading Fires In The North

An Interview With Petra Shara Stoor Of Skulls & Bones Artwork

The skull art work of Petra Shara Stoor - a  Finnish artist based in Sweden - is quite unlike anything I’ve ever come across before. I contacted her moments after stumbling across her Facebook page, and to my absolute delight, we’ve put together an interview that will hopefully work as an introduction to her unique… Continue reading An Interview With Petra Shara Stoor Of Skulls & Bones Artwork

The Perfectly Preserved Seamen Of The Franklin Expedition

1 Grave markers, from left to right: John Torrington, John Hartnell, William Braine. 2 John Torrington 3 John Torrington 4 John Torrington 5 John Torrington 6 John Torrington 7 John Hartnell 8 John Hartnell 9 William Braine 10 John Torrington's coffin. The arrow points North. Sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.… Continue reading The Perfectly Preserved Seamen Of The Franklin Expedition

A Review Of Frozen In Time: The Fate Of The Franklin Expedition by Owen Beattie & John Geiger

  ‘There is something unnerving about people who can’t be located dead or alive. They upset our sense of space – surely the missing ones have to be somewhere, but where?’  – Margaret Atwood.   Whenever I visit the library, I make a beeline for the travel section, and crouch down to inspect the lowest… Continue reading A Review Of Frozen In Time: The Fate Of The Franklin Expedition by Owen Beattie & John Geiger

A Review of Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

‘Up here a man becomes aware of things that he can’t perceive further south.’ I read most of Michelle Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, but got bored after a while. The series started off great, but then they got a bit, well, ugh. I reckon that’s why it’s taken me a while to pick this… Continue reading A Review of Dark Matter by Michelle Paver