Earth from spaceThe editors of A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments are pleased to announce the launch of our 26th issue, “The Signal in the Noise,” at

Issue No. 26 features a rich mix of literary and technical contributions, including the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction winners of our inaugural contest, the new “To Know a Place” feature, and more:


  • Guest Editorial: “To Re-imagine the Place of Humans in the Natural World” by Kathleen Dean Moore, Founding Director, The Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word
  • The Literal Landscape: “Dirty Words on Mount St. Helens” with Photo Gallery by Simmons B. Buntin
  • Plein Air: “Open Book, Field, Mind: Life Lessons Learned in Minneapollis” by Deborah Fries
  • Bull Hill: “The WhaleKit Machine: On Tour with the Karelian Magicians of Glitch” by David Rothenberg
  • A Stone’s Throw: “Bedrock: Coming to a Language of Earth” by Lauret Savoy


To Know a Place

UnSprawl Case Study



ARTerrain Gallery




  • The Hard and the Sweet”: Wendy Burk Reviews Girl on a Bridge, Poems by Suzanne Frischkorn
  • “Close to Home”: Julie Wnuk Reviews The Circumference of Home: One Man’s Quest for a Radically Local Life, by Kurt Hoelting
  • “A Desert Urchin”: Andrew C. Gottlieb Reviews Urchin to Follow, Poems by Dorine Jennette
  • “A Girl and Her Dog Consider the Storm”: Jennifer McStotts Reviews The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide, by Juliane L. Fry, Hans-F Graf, Richard Grotjahn, Marilyn Raphael, Clive Saunders, and Richard Whitaker

View our dynamic new issue at

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