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By Simmons Buntin
Let’s start today’s conference review off with a true story of an angry submitter, shall we?
The publisher residing at the table next to me hales from a distant land, and he’s a nice enough fellow. He publishes authors from North America and beyond, and one such author confronted me yesterday. The conversation went something like this:
Pompous poet: “Hey, I submitted to you but you rejected my poem. Fuck you!” Arm and hand gestures followed.
Editor-in-chief: “We are quite competitive.”
Pompous poet: “Competitive my ass!” He then pulls his book off the publisher’s table, flips it to the acknowledgements at the back of the book, and shoves it in front of my face: “Look at that! All those contests I’ve won!”
Pompous poet: “Your call for submissions said you wanted longer poems, so I wrote a 200-line poem and sent it off.”
Editor-in-chief: “You sent it off right away? Did you let it sit a bit first and give it time to consider it?”
Pompous poet: “I don’t need to do that shit. That’s a good fucking poem. You suck.”
The editors of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments 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.
Issue No. 28 — “Image” — features an interactive mix of literary and technical contributions, including the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction winners of our 2nd Annual Contest; our second image-filled online poetry chapbook; a new column by Elizabeth Dodd; a hypertext narrative gallery on art and the Russian landscape; and much more: Editorials Guest Editorial: […]
Following my previous book/CD projects on birds and whales, I am now on a quest to make music live with bugs. The first and perhaps greatest stop: jamming with hordes of singing cicadas, the kind that come out once every thirteen years across the American midwest. Here on a particularly exposed single tree at […]
Recently Iowa State University creative writing and environment MFA student Melissa L. Lamberton interviewed Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin about the journal. We thought we’d post the interview here, in addition to Melissa’s use in the classroom: Melissa L. Lamberton Interviews Terrain.org Editor-in-Chief Simmons B. Buntin Melissa L. Lamberton: What’s the history of Terrain.org? Where did […]
Monday Nov.1st, 8pm FREE! THE ELECTROSENSE OF PADDLEFISH: a multimedia piece on Water in the American West Charles Lindsay and David Rothenberg Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th St. NY, NY (between Washington Sq. Park E. and Greene Street.) Why did Floyd Dominy draw the instructions for how to blow up the Glen Canyon Dam […]
The editors of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments are pleased to announce the launch of our 26th issue, “The Signal in the Noise,” at http://www.terrain.org. 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 […]
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is pleased to announce the finalists and winner of our inaugural nonfiction contest, judged by acclaimed writer, musician, composer, and philosopher-naturalist David Rothenberg: Winner: Elizabeth Dodd for “Sinuous” Finalist: Kelly Hayes-Raitt for “Still Alive” Finalist: Michael Palmer for “Kinds of Quiet” Here’s what Rothenberg had to […]
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is pleased to welcome four new Editorial Board members: Alison Hawthorne Deming Erik Hoffner William Keener Kathryn Miles They join the following dynamic mix of existing Editorial Board members: Scott Calhoun Miriam Marty Clark Rick Cole Carolyn Dooling Deborah Fries Jessie Lendennie Rich Michal David Rothenberg […]
In October, just after appearing at Terrain’s launch event at the UA Poetry Center, David Rothenberg went off for three weeks aboard a hundred year old Dutch schooner to sail around the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen with fourteen artists on a project known as The Arctic Circle, www.thearcticcircle.org October 6th, Longyearbyen 78.2° N, 16°E Last […]
On Thursday, September 24th, Terrain.org held its first-ever public issue launch and reading, celebrating Issue No. 24, “Borders and Bridges” with readings by David Rothenberg, Pamela Uschuk, Christopher Cokinos, and Deborah Fries at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. We’ve just added an image gallery and mp3 of the full reading at the new Terrain.org […]
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, a Tucson-based online journal that examines the interface between the built and natural environments, is holding its first-ever issue launch and reading tonight! 8 p.m. : University of Arizona Poetry Center : TucsonThis celebration of the “Borders & Bridges” issue (No. 24) features readings by contributors […]
Simmons Buntin, editor and publisher of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, will moderate a panel titled “The Future of Environmental Essay” at the 2008 AWP Conference in New York City, January 30 to February 2. Terrain.org will also have a table at the Bookfair. The panel features writers/editors/teachers/scientists Alison Hawthorne Deming, […]