Editors’ Letters

Editor’s Letter from Issue 07: Sanctuaries

Editor’s Letter from Issue 07: Sanctuaries

Sanctuary is a beautiful word. With its long vowels and cadenced syllables, it sounds like a bird call — just...

Editor’s Letter from Issue 06: Hinterlands

Editor’s Letter from Issue 06: Hinterlands

“We don’t have hills like this in Missouri,” my friend Chris said. He fumbled for words to compare the naked...

Editor’s Letter from Issue 05: Brave New Worlds

Editor’s Letter from Issue 05: Brave New Worlds

This land holds infinite worlds. Space, time, and human meddling complicates every patch of the Midwestern terrain, and so we...

Editor’s Letter from Issue 04: Coexisting

Editor’s Letter from Issue 04: Coexisting

It’s winter on a Friday night, and these are the only signs of life: my neighbors’ footprints in thick silt,...

Editor’s Letter from Issue 03: Double Take

Editor’s Letter from Issue 03: Double Take

In the spirit of doing double takes, I was going to write this letter about strange things I saw the...

Editor’s Letter from Issue 02: In Defense

Editor’s Letter from Issue 02: In Defense

A few days ago, I watched the Olympics as the U.S. played Sweden in women’s soccer. Sweden’s strategy looked like...

Editor’s Letter from Issue 01: Growing Points

Editor’s Letter from Issue 01: Growing Points

Of all the words that bolster my days, Walt Whitman’s, “The Prairie-Grass Dividing” rests closest to my heart. The poem...

“Double Take:” An introduction to The New Territory Issue 03

“Double Take:” An introduction to The New Territory Issue 03

A letter from our publisher, Tina Casagrand. BY TINA CASAGRAND | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 03 In the spirit of doing double takes,...

In Defense (an introduction)

In Defense (an introduction)

As we defend what we care for, we can also find compassion toward that which we’re against. BY TINA CASAGRAND...