Founded in 1992 at Antioch University New England, Whole Terrain provides a valuable opportunity each year for a graduate student editor to conceptualize, develop, and produce a national literary journal focused around a specific theme.
Editors gain experience soliciting submissions, selecting and editing manuscripts for publication, working with emerging and established writers, shaping editorial and art content to support the theme, and building on Whole Terrain’s established network of activists, writers, poets, educators, policy makers, artists, and thinkers.
I served as editor for issues from 1998-2000.
Volume 7 1998/1999: Transience, Permanence and Commitment. I discuss the theme of living in a mobile society in the introduction, and solicited submissions from new and established writers such as Rick Bass, David Abram, Chellis Glendinning, and John Elder.
Volume 8 1999/2000: Legacy and Posterity. In the introduction, I explore the theme of what we learn and what we leave behind. I interviewed performer Kaiulani Lee about her traveling one-person Rachel Carson play. Submissions came in from writers, poets, and scholars, including Howard Nelson and Ann Zwinger.
I also served as guest editor of Volume 9: Serious Play.
Click on the covers for more information about the issues, and see reviews here.