Whole Terrain: A Journal of Reflective Environmental Practice

Whole Terrain, Antioch University New England’s nationally acclaimed journal of reflective environmental practice, is dedicated to the experience of those who have chosen the environment as the basis of their work. Whole Terrain cultivates reflective thought and mindful awareness in an effort to create a balance between humanity and the Earth. It is a place where new and established writers and artists come together with environmental professionals, students and faculty from around the world to examine such diverse themes as Serious Play, Risk, ((r)e)volution, and Breaking Bread. Former Whole Terrain contributors include Kathleen Dean Moore, John Elder, Terry Tempest Williams, and Gary Nabhan, to name just a few. Recent cover artists include Jason deCaires Taylor, Betty LaDuke, and J. Henry Fair. The result is a high-quality journal of professional reflection that brings a constellation of perspectives to bear on some of the most important issues facing the planet today.

Issue 24: “About Time”
The adult mayfly’s life span is less than 24 hours, while bristlecone pines can live thousands of years. Geological time works at even grander scales. Human actions are impacting the climate, altering the timescale for global systems. Isn’t it about time we take radical action to ensure a livable future? Meditate with us on the urgency and the beauty of time through this volume’s visual, poetic, fictional, and practical explorations, with essays by Kathleen Dean Moore, John Hanson Mitchell, Leath Tonino, Amy Boyd, John Bates, Samantha Harvey, Jeremy Elliott, Rebecca Vidra, Randall Amster, Kimberly Langmaid, and David Solomon; poems by Sean Prentiss, Liz N. Clift, and Heidi Watts; and visual pieces by cover artist Xander Griffith, Johanna Spaeder, Sheri Vandermolen, and Davis Te Selle; and with illustrations by Sophy Tuttle throughout the volume.

About the Editors/Staff

Rowland Russell, Managing Director
Rowland (he/his) has been managing director of Whole Terrain since 2005.  He received an MA in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University Seattle and a PhD in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England, and has offered coursework in natural history, place-based writing, environmental literature, and ecopsychology. Rowland has co-founded or served on the boards of numerous organizations at the crossroads of youth, nature, creativity, education and restoration, including The Phoenix School, King County World Conservation Corps (now Earth Corps), Seattle Youth Garden Works, Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition, Friends of Public Art, and the Magical History Tour mural festival. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of Cheshire County and the City of Keene’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Path Advisory Committee. A writer and 3rd generation artist, Rowland has a special interest in the American nature writing tradition and how it addresses the human-nature relationship. He has co-coordinated nature writing/art retreats in Marlborough NH and Truro, MA and is currently working on three separate non-fiction manuscripts; The Ecology of Paradox, Thinking Like a Mountain, and Radical Slowness.

Cherice Bock, Coordinating Editor
Cherice (she/her) lives with her family in Newberg, Oregon on the traditional lands of the Kalapuya. While finishing up her doctorate in environmental studies from Antioch University New England, Bock uses her master of divinity and master of science in environmental studies to teach college and seminary courses relating to religion and environmental justice. She does faith-based organizing and advocacy as the leader of Oregon Interfaith Power and Light. Bock co-edited and contributed to the book Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability (2019) and has published several articles and book chapters at the intersection of religion and environmental concerns.

Vivian Kimball, Graphic Designer
Vivian (she/her) has designed the last several Whole Terrain volumes, and is a project manager and environmental scientist at VHB. After receiving an undergraduate degree in electronic media, arts, and communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and designing books and gift products in New York City for 4 years, Kimball returned to school to obtain a master of science in environmental science with a concentration in conservation biology from Antioch University New England. She provides environmental permitting services for a variety of clients and spends her spare time conducting waterbird nesting surveys and rare plant surveys, and serving on the Board of the New England Women in Energy and Environment. Kimball lives with her family in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. 

Sophy Tuttle, Illustrator
Sophy is an artist with an Illustration degree from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Hartford Art School. Her work is focused on our place in the natural world and the conflicts and collaborations we find ourselves in every day with nature. She has illustrated for Whole Terrain since 2009. More of her work can be found at www.sophytuttle.com.

Michael Metivier, Managing Editor
Michael Metivier (he/him) is a poet, musician, and freelance editor. He served as Whole Terrain‘s editor for volume 19, “Net Works”; coordinating editor for volume 20, “Heresy”; and managing editor since then. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughters. His website is  michaelmetivier.com.


Sue Gentile, General Editor
Sue (she/her) grew up in Connecticut and earned a BA in political science and environmental studies at Williams College. She worked at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts for more than two decades as a teacher, coach, dorm head, director of environmental education, chair of the executive committee of the faculty, and dean. Along the way Sue completed a MS in environmental studies with a specialization in environmental education at Antioch University New England (AUNE), and in 2002 Sue began teaching at AUNE. She has taught in the Environmental Studies, Education, and Management master’s degree programs there. She also teaches in the Department of Urban Sustainability MA Program and the Undergraduate Program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Sue serves on the board of the US Partnership for Sustainable Development; has been managing editor and on the editorial board of Whole Terrain and an editor for two sustainability encyclopedias published by Macmillan; and is a consultant, helping schools to educate for sustainability. Raising her two sons and spending time with them as adults has been and is what is most wonderful in Sue’s life. She enjoys playing the guitar and piano, singing, and exploring the outdoors, especially her home woods and waters where she lives in Canton, Connecticut.

Editorial Board:
Dr. Alesia Maltz, Core Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England,
Brett Amy Thelen, Science Director, Harris Center for Conservation Education
Dan Kemp, MS Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England

Whole Terrain, Vol. 24 “About Time”
Trim Size: 7.5 x 10.5
Pages: 80, with full-color artwork
ISBN: 978-1-950584-92-5
Publication Date: June 14, 2022
Rights sold: All rights available.
Rights & PR: Dede Cummings, dede@greenwriterspress.com

Keywords: Nature writing, environmental, sustainability, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays, art, photography, illustration, Antioch

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