MARIA SLEDMERE has just completed her Masters thesis on dark ecology and the curatorial novel. She is assistant editor of Glasgow-based poetry zine SPAM and founder of Gilded Dirt. She regularly contributes music reviews, interviews and features to Ravechild and GoldFlakePaint, and is currently working on a mysterious mythology-based exhibition project with producer Lanark Artefax. Her writing has appeared in Bombus PressDatableedFluland, From Glasgow to SaturnRobidathe murmur houseThistle MagazineQuotidian, and Zarf. She tweets @mariaxrose and blogs about everything from Derrida to Lana Del Rey at