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.

The Dirty Tools of a Storyteller

Kim Wyatt Reviews Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl Armed with an English literature and philosophy degree, Byl finds herself after college seeking diversion in Glacier National Park where she becomes a “traildog,” a laborer who builds, maintains, and designs trails. One season leads to another and then finally makes a life, one in which Byl not only finds her path but builds it herself.