The editors of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments are pleased to announce our nominations for the 2014 Pushcart Prize, the prize chosen by Pushcart Press that anthologizes the best of the small presses publishing in the last year. Terrain.org continues to publish a rich mix of literary work, including these lovelies by Martha Silano, Andrea Cohen, Priscilla Long, Langdon Cook, Courtney Amber Kilian, and Anya Groner.
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.
Guest Editorial by Priscilla Long Every day, every 24 hours, dozens of species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals become extinct. Seven out of ten biologists consider that our current massive loss of species (the Sixth Great Extinction) poses a major threat to human existence in the next century. We know what the problem is: Global warming. Pollution. Loss of ecosystems to agriculture and to urbanization. Excessive harvest. Invasive species. There you have it. We know it.