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Nature & Environment

Nature & Environment

The New Engagement literature and art journal celebrates and champions the voices of that and those which cannot speak for themselves, namely inhabitants of the natural world and the environment itself. With a disturbing amount of climate change denial occurring at the highest levels of government and speciesism a normalized habit in most people’s everyday lives, we at TNE feel it imperative to explore the effects of apathy toward and brutality of nonhuman animals and the holistic environment in which we all live and on which we all depend. Our essays, short stories, poetry, plays, photography, paintings, illustrations, and short films examine the destructive psychology that governs such barbaric behavior.

Building Bridges, detail panel share
By Naomi Anson

The construction of a solace space. The promise of control. Naomi Anson's beautiful, mesmerizing work, "Building Bridges," is a rumination on how we are impelled to organize—or at least mask—the chaos and disorganization of life.

Passing Song by Linda Laino, detail
By Linda Laino

Mystical menageries, a composite of curiosities.

Sarapiqui story art
By Hope Lindsay

Mysticism moves mountains as the land trundles over fragile feelings.

Prayer Over Mother Earth by Alison Woody, 2016 meta image
By Alison Woody
Natural Rhythms poetry art
By Linda Laino
complicated nude by Andrew Abbott detail
By Andrew Abbott
Filigree Cosmic I, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola meta image
By Mauricio Paz Viola

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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