Paperbark Literary Magazine



Emergence. The beginning. The first movements to beyond. Simultaneously rooted and pressing forward. This is our start, our coming into being, our inception. Here, we are celebrating the new, the groundbreaking, and the onward—work that is timely, important, that perhaps has not existed before, that is malleable and still being shaped, that looks to the future while recognizing the past. This work is bold, unafraid, and grapples with multiple localities. It reaches.

The pieces in this inaugural issue deal with variations on the theme of Emergence. The theme takes inspiration from the birth of the magazine and echoes the undeniable reality of climate change and the renewed vigor of the climate justice movement in the wake of the United States’ withdrawal from the landmark Paris Climate Accord. Contributors include Angela Burnett, Leah Kirts, Ellen Meeropol, Robert Dow, and Liz Hamm among others.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.