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 British Library,  the Scottish Poetry Library and the National Library of Wales.

The Curlew is a high-quality, non-profit, print-only periodical dedicated to fine writing and illustration about the natural world, which also supports conservation projects.

Each issue is named for a tree, and is a timeless collection of global creative excellence. It is only available as a high-quality, printed, limited-edition publication: not online.

It is produced with considered thought, not dashed off in haste and chased with regret like most of today's electronic communications – it is designed to be collected, not deleted and forgotten.

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.

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

The Curlew receives no public or outside funding – everyone who produces and contributes to The Curlew is a volunteer (except for the printers).

Founder and editor  Dr Lynn Parr has more than 30 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. She also teaches online courses in the Celtic Dreamcatcher Academy. As well as editing The Curlew, she writes books and is an artist inspired by the natural world. 

Cornwall, UK – Lynn Parr

The Curlew is funded solely by its readers and supporters. It receives no public funding and does not carry advertising.

Copies of The Curlew quickly sell out.
To purchase your copy of the few remaining ones, please click on 'Store' at the top of the page, or click here.

What readers and contributors say: "Without exception, one of the best publications of literature about nature that I have ever seen in my career as a poet."
"A really beautiful journal."
"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!"
"Poets love the amount of white space around their work to give it gravity."
"I am delighted that my work can help conservation in such a beautiful way."

We want writing and illustration that enrich our lives

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