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A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments


The soul is a region without definite boundaries:
   it is not certain a prairie
can exhaust it
           or a range enclose it:

   — from “Terrain” by A. R. Ammons

Terrain.org is a nonprofit magazine of the built and natural environments published online since 1998 that searches for the interface — the integration — among the built and natural environments that might be called the soul of place.

Founded by Simmons Buntin and Todd Ziebarth in 1997, Terrain.org is the world’s first and longest-publishing online literary journal of place. Today, the online magazine publishes a rich mix of literary and other contributions, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, editorials, interviews, reviews, recommended reads, the ARTerrain gallery, and Unsprawl case studies in an engaging multimedia format that includes text, images and image galleries, audio, video, and more.

Simmons is Terrain.org’s editor-in-chief and director of Terrain Publishing, Terrain.org’s parent organization. As he likes to say, besides his babies, Terrain.org is his baby. (Or as his wife likes to say, Terrain.org is his mistress. But we need not get into that here…)