Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
By sending this issue to press at the end of May, the idea was to have caught the islands just two months after the UK's formal departure from the EU, with whatever strained solution might have been wrought into the land around the border. We remain, however, afloat in the unknown. Ignoring the rigid, often arbitrary, frontiers dividing countries, choosing to encompass instead the entirety of ‘the islands of Ireland’ is itself a provocation. But in this issue, we ramble the land from end to end and over the sea to Inis Mór, the ambiguity of our appelation proving productive, to rove around rich seams and difficult terrain to cast an eye over a land in the middle of something.