Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Terrain.org Essay Selected as Best of the Web 2009

The editors of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Builtl & Natural Environments are pleased to announced that, for the second year in a row, a Terrain.org contribution has been selected for Dzanc Book's Best of the Web annual series.

This year, the essay "Catching Hell: The Joe Holt Integration Story" by Heather Killelea McEntarfer was selected for the Best of the Web 2009.

Last year, the story "The Split" by Kim Whitehead was selected for the Best of the Web 2008.

The series, which started with the 2008 edition, is the first substantial attempt at creating an annual print compilation of the best of material published online -- and we're delighted that contributions from Terrain.org have been selected for each edition.

The 2009 edition is due out in June. Learn more at http://www.dzancbooks.org/store/botw2009.html.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Terrain.org Issue No. 23 : Symbiosis : Now Online

Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is pleased to announce the launch of Issue No. 23, with the theme of “Symbiosis,” at http://www.terrain.org.

This issue features an interview with Scott Russell Sanders; essays by Sharman Apt Russell, Stephen Trimble, and Deanne Stillman; articles on Sustainability and the Pringle Creek Community and Saving Coral Reefs; twenty poets with audio; new fiction; columns, including a new regular editorial by Lauret Savoy; and more.

Specifically, this issue of Terrain.org includes:

Guest editorial by Mandy Creighton, Within Reach, titled “Cycling Toward Sustainable Community”

Columns by Simmons B. Buntin (Flare: an online photo gallery of cranes and geese at the Bosque del Apache), Deborah Fries (The Language of Give and Take), David Rothenberg (Does nature need us? Symbiosis as one way to survive), and Lauret Savoy (Placing Washington, D.C., before the Inauguration)

Interview with author Scott Russell Sanders

UnSprawl case study: Plum Creek in Kyle, Texas

Poetry with audio by Aleria Jensen, Janet Smith, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, Greg McBride, Dorine Jennette, Wally Smith, Lori Anderson Moseman, John Hildebidle, Beth Paulson, Andrew C. Gottlieb, Joy Ladin, Dan Stryk, Mary Cisper, Suzanne Roberts, Cynthia Belmont, Rachel Dacus, Jared Pearce, Pianta, C.E. Chaffin, and Michael J. Vaughn


  • Letter to My Father Concerning the State of the World, by Sharman Apt Russell
  • Devil’s Bargains, with online slideshow, by Stephen Trimble
  • Educating the Body, by Katherine Jamieson
  • Report from Monona County: Mysterious work, with audio, by Kelly Madigan Erlandson
  • The Unaccountable Stupidity of Living Things, by Anca Vlasopolos
  • Horse Latitudes, by Deanne Stillman

Fiction by Patrick Burns (with audio), Ron Rindo, and Jonathan Dozier-Ezell


  • One Green Thing Leads to Another: Sustainability at the Pringle Creek Community, by Jim Fizsimons
  • Saving Coral Reefs: Darwin’s Second Obsession Needs to be Our First, by Rick MacPherson
  • Building and Dwelling in the Mountains: The Sage Mountain Center Story, by Kathryn Bundy
  • Muir Woods National Monument: William Kent’s Progressive Vision, text by Tom Butler, photograpy by Antonio Vizcaino

Photographer Ben Krall in the ARTerrain gallery

Reviews of Nancy A. Nichols’s Lake Effect: Two Sisters and a Town’s Toxic Legacy, and Lit Windowpane, poems by Suzanne Frischkorn

Check out the new issue now at http://www.terrain.org/.

Previous issues are fully archived at www.terrain.org/archives, and submission guidelines are at www.terrain.org/submit.