AFTER THE BOSNIAN War, the forests and countryside of Bosnia-Herzegovina were littered with leftover munitions and landmines. Brett van Ort’s book Minescape is a meditation on how this land was transformed by war. He juxtaposes photographs of beguiling landscapes with photographs of unexploded mines remaining in these areas, as well as prosthetics commonly used by their victims. In a country where 2.8 percent of the landscape is still considered a minefield, ironically, “it is a man-made killing machine that keeps the setting in its natural state.”

Kristen Hewitt has an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. Her work has been published in Orion magazine, Terrain.org, LEON Literary Review, Whitefish Review, Jabberwock, and Kestrel, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She was previously a Stone Court Writer-in-Residence. She’s been an editor at Orion and the Maine Review, and currently edits nonfiction, comics, and other illustrated books for PA Press. She lives in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.