Thirty Year Plan: Thirty Writers on What We Need to Build a Better Future, edited by Jennifer Sahn : Review by Andrew C. Gottlieb The premise for the anthology is simple: with a window of 30 years, ask 30 writers for short essays on one thing they deem necessary for the world, for the human population living in this world, on this planet.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Terrain.org's 34th issue: Elemental. Issue 34 -- Fall 2013 -- includes a wonderful mix of literature, including the winners and finalists of our 4th Annual Contests in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. With a guest editorial by Priscilla Long, an interview with earth scientist Fred Swanson, poetry by a dozen leading poets (including our first video poems), searing nonfiction and fiction, outstanding photography, and well-traveled columns, you'll want to dive right in.
The Invisibles, by Hugh Sheehy : Reviewed by Andrew C. Gottlieb As an author, he’s crafting tales with details that overlap and deepen as the what-next unfolds. It’s clear why Sheehy’s story, The Invisibles, appeared in the Best American Mystery Stories 2008. It’s a complicated, character-based tale, much more than a simple whodunit.
Andrew C. Gottlieb Reviews Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape by David Hinton There’s a magic that comes from the combination of scholarly work—language, time period, spiritual history, place— that David Hinton has studied and mastered over the years. The focus is Taoist theory and thought, “in part because it represents such a remarkably contemporary worldview. It is secular, and yet deeply spiritual,” he tells us.