The Nightingale’s Song

An Interview with Sam Lee

In this interview, which weaves conversation, song, and the music of nightingales, folk singer Sam Lee speaks about the transformative experience of collaborating with nightingales, the stories of ancestors passed through folk music, and the space for communion that is opened with silence.

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Editorial Note

It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are regenerative spaces of creation and renewal. As we experience a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we share stories that explore the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.


Language Keepers Podcast Series

an Emergence Magazine production

This six-part Peabody-nominated podcast series explores the struggle for Indigenous language survival in California. Two centuries ago, as many as ninety languages and three hundred dialects were spoken in California; today, only half of these languages remain. In this series, we delve into the current state of four Indigenous languages which are among the most vulnerable in the world: Tolowa Dee-ni’, Karuk, Wukchumni, and Kawaiisu.

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Counter Mapping

Essay by Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder

Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and perspective back to the land, countering Western notions of place and geography and challenging the arbitrary borders imposed on the Zuni world.

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Print Edition Vol. 2

Now available! Volume II of our print edition speaks to the multiple crises and opportunities unfolding around us: plague, extinctions, and loneliness grip us ever tighter even as they affirm our connection with the living world.

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Short Stories of Apocalypse

Our inaugural print fiction collection explores the theme of apocalypse from past, present, and future perspectives, with short stories from Lydia Millet, Sjón, Ben Okri, and Paul Kingsnorth, and a forward by Alexis Wright. Through the grief of extinction, the gift of second sight, the final notes of human history, and the fatal temptation of technology, these four writers usher us into the mystery of what lies beyond endings.


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