About The Curlew

The Curlew is considered such high quality for its content and production that it is collected by the UK National Poetry Library.

The Curlew is a high-quality, non-profit, printed periodical dedicated to fine writing about the natural world and supporting conservation. It is produced with considered thought, not dashed off in haste and chased with regret like most of today's electronic communications.

In The Curlew  we present ideas, emotions, imaginings – but most of all beauty. We want passion, images that make us smile or shiver, word pictures that stay with us and make us think. Writing and illustration that enrich our lives.

To bring you The Curlew we have spent many years gaining experience but remain able to see the beauty in small things. Our editor,  Dr Lynn Parr, has more than 20 years of experience editing international and national magazines, newspapers and books. She has published poetry, fiction and non-fiction in the USA, UK, Ireland and Australia. As an ecologist she has worked for conservation organizations and charities in the UK and USA; as an academic, she has taught ecology and creative writing in universities and schools. As well as editing The Curlew and writing her own books, she also teaches workshops in creative nature writing.

Sales of The Curlew benefit organisations and charities dedicated to protecting habitats, stopping wildlife trafficking and educating people worldwide about conservation and animal welfare.


Curlew logo drawn by Hester Cox, www.hestercox.com

Cornwall, UK – Lynn Parr
What readers and contributors say:
" A really beautiful magazine."
"We really love what you are doing and why you are doing it."
"As poets, the lay-out and paper count for a great deal – fabulous job!"
"What a wonderful project – and a great cause!"
"The layout, quality, design, subject... we are very impressed!"