Terrain.org’s Elemental Issue Now Live

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.

Two Poems
by Suzanne Frischkorn

 My Body as a Communist CountryIts betrayal totalitarian— skin dry as parchment             lit by the slightest brush. The scent in our sheets sets off chimes, a measure until you             ... Read More...
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.

Two Poems
by Genevieve Leet

 3rd Annual Terrain.org Poetry Contest WinnerSelected by Suzanne Frischkorn when I died they found a nest of snakes in my intestines,                                  their backs embossed in pale ro... Read More...