2014

The Year in Words and Sounds

David Rothenberg’s Best of 2014   Don’t think I’m any kind of authority on these kind of things, but I do read a lot and listen to a lot of music, all the while trying to figure out exactly what holds my tast... Read More...
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Interview with Peter Marler

Bird Song at the Edge of Music and Science: A Conversation between David Rothenberg and Peter Marler   About Neurobiologist and Ethologist Peter Marler Peter Marler.Photo by Bethany Daniels, courtesy C... Read More...
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Charles Bowden, 1945-2014

By David Rothenberg  Charles Bowden, circa 2009.Photo courtesy Tucson Weekly. "Imagine the problem is not physical. Imagine the problem has never been physical, that it is not biodiversity, it is not the ozo... Read More...
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Pompous Poet v. Editor-in-Chief at #AWP13

By Simmons Buntin Let’s start today’s conference review off with a true story of an angry submitter, shall we? The publisher residing at the table next to me hales from a distant land, and he’s a nice enough fellow. He publishes authors from North America and beyond, and one such author confronted me yesterday. The conversation went something like this: Pompous poet: “Hey, I submitted to you but you rejected my poem. Fuck you!” Arm and hand gestures followed. Editor-in-chief: “We are quite competitive.” Pompous poet: “Competitive my ass!” He then pulls his book off the publisher’s table, flips it to the acknowledgements at the back of the book, and shoves it in front of my face: “Look at that! All those contests I’ve won!” Editor-in-chief: “Indeed.” Pompous poet: “Your call for submissions said you wanted longer poems, so I wrote a 200-line poem and sent it off.” Editor-in-chief: “You sent it off right away? Did you let it sit a bit first and give it time to consider it?” Pompous poet: “I don’t need to do that shit. That’s a good fucking poem. You suck.”
Issue 31. Ruin + Renewal, Part II

Terrain.org Issue 31 Now Live!

The editors of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments are delighted to announce the launch of our new Issue 31, with the theme of “Ruin and Renewal (Part II).” The Winter 2013 issue extends the “Ruin and Renewal” theme from our Fall 2012 issue, and includes the winning and finalist entries from our 3rd annual contests in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; a special “To Know a Place” section from six writers on Mount St. Helens; guest editorial by Alison Hawthorne Deming; new “Eyes on the Street” column from urban designer and landscape architect Ken Pirie; Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, as the Unsprawl case study; ARTerrain gallery by Lucinda Bliss; and more. And if you’re reading this blog, you know the new dynamic, image-rich Terrain.org design is live, as well.
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The Swan Petroglyph and the Wild Reindeer Pavilion

By David Rothenberg, with video Last summer I ran across so many examples of Ruin and Renewal I hardly know where to start. So I’ll just tell you about two wondrous places I’ve seen, that may or may not have anything to do with one another. You be the judge.
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Terrain.org Image Issue Now Live!

Issue No. 28 -- "Image" -- features an interactive mix of literary and technical contributions, including the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction winners of our 2nd Annual Contest; our second image-filled onlin... Read More...
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Bug Music

Following my previous book/CD projects on birds and whales, I am now on a quest to make music live with bugs.  The first and perhaps greatest stop: jamming with hordes of singing cicadas, the kind that come out... Read More...
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The Electrosense of Paddlefish

Monday Nov.1st, 8pm FREE! THE ELECTROSENSE OF PADDLEFISH: a multimedia piece on Water in the American West Charles Lindsay and David Rothenberg Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th St. NY, NY (between Washin... Read More...
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Announcing Terrain.org Issue No. 26

The editors of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments are pleased to announce the launch of our 26th issue, “The Signal in the Noise,” at http://www.terrain.org. Issue No. 26 features a... Read More...