H. Emerson Blake was trained as an ecologist, and his first editorial job was with a biology journal. He worked for a decade as an editor at "Orion," then assumed the role of editor-in-chief at Milkweed Editions, a book publisher. In 2005 he returned to Orion to serve as the magazine's editor-in-chief and as the executive director of The Orion Society. He is the editor of hundreds of magazine articles, as well as many books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's fiction.
- Introduction: Welcome to Whole Terrain (Vol. 1 Pg. 2)