Editor's Note: The following "literary introduction" was performed by Simmons B. Buntin as keynote reader, with Sherwin Bitsui, at the... Read More...
Spring 2013 Issue Issue 32 features a guest editorial by Mark Sofield; interview with New Urbanism founder Andrés Duany; Massachusetts' BioMap2 Conservation Road Map as the Unsprawl case study; a 15-sequence Utah poem by Christopher Cokinos with accompanying photographs by Stephen Trimble; Kate Protage's dynamic "Urban Slice" painting series as the ARTerrain gallery; poetry by David Wagoner, Maureen Kingston, Susana H. Case, Al Maginnes, Jenny Morse, Julie Lein, and Lauren Eggert-Crowe; an online chapbook from Dezhou, China with images and audio by Jeevan Narney; Nathaniel Brodie on earth, craft, and rock on the Grand Canyon Trail Crew; Tamie Marie Fields on fishing in Uyak Bay, Alaska; Mark Spitzer on pursuing the seven-foot gar; Julene Bair on farming above the Ogalalla Aquifer; fiction by David Rose, Steve Edwards, and Katie Rogin; reviews; and more!
Alison Hawthorne Deming Reviews Through the Second Skin, Poems by Derek Sheffield Poetry this keenly engaged is enough to make me think that, as the supreme fiction, poetry is an instrument that just might have the power to keep the world in balance. “There is no question,” Sheffield writes, “we live by relations.” This is a book to be read and re-read in contemplation and admiration for the way it opens up the reflection space so many of us hunger for in a frenzied time.
The editors of Terrain.org 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.