Whole Terrain Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) nationally acclaimed literary journal, announces the publication of its nineteenth annual edition, “Net Works.”
Each volume of Whole Terrain celebrates reflective writing about nature and work in the environmental field. Contributors include scientists, architects, educators, farmers, poets, and others who encounter nature’s variety.
“Net Works” includes eight essays, three diverse poems, provocative landscape architecture, and even entries from an analog blog written by a local farmer and adhered to a solar-powered fridge full of fresh produce. All are accompanied by artwork by Whole Terrain‘s illustrator. Examples of some of the articles:
In “Practicing With Indra’s Net,” Stephanie Kaza helps us visualize the title concept from Mahayana Buddhist teaching, which describes the profundity of connections not only within the ecological processes that inspire our work but also in our relationships with them and with each other.
In “The Worth of a Mountain,” author Gregory McNamee ties together consumer desire, mining company profits, and the sacred, subterranean water system of Arizona’s Cienega Creek watershed.
Kristen Przyborski’s “Between the Lines” considers the literal work of nets, as well as the limitations of scientific ways of knowing, from her time spent collecting and studying copepods in the Gulf of Mexico.
In Austin Feldbaum’s essay on New Orleans, “The Neutral Ground,” the Louisiana native reflects on the societal and environmental consequences of mid-twentieth century urban planning, which sought to streamline the city’s commercial traffic system, sacrificing the health and vitality of inner city neighborhoods in the process.
Susan Pollack writes in “A Complex of Occasions” about current attempts to transform the economy of Gloucester, Massachusetts, from a robust, interconnected community centered on the fishing industry to a more exploitative tourism-based model.
Find more information about Whole Terrain and how to purchase a copy on our website, www.wholeterrain.org. A single copy costs $10, plus shipping and postage. Whole Terrain is a nonprofit publication that depends on the support of readers to continue to provide a rare literary experience.