Ecotone 19 features writing from longtime contributors and voices new to the magazine. In celebration of our first ten years, we’ve made additional work available freely online. Read with us as we embark on a new decade!
All of us at Ecotone are dedicated to reimagining place. As the magazine’s tenth-anniversary year began, we asked you, our community, about your ecotones—where you call home, what your favorite piece from Ecotone is, how you imagine your place in the world.
Rarely can you say with a shard of truth that you remember the first time a writer’s work hit you in the head and the heart with a nearly audible slap, but I remember the first time I read a passage from Ana Maria Spagna.
When I encounter Claire Watkins’s place-based prose, I’m reminded of the first photograph I ever saw of a nuclear detonation crater. The image, shot at the Nevada Test Site, is disturbingly aesthetic.
Amid the chaos of new homeownership, HOA threats, air-conditioner repairs, and the deaths of pet goldfish, a Florida father struggles to discuss mortality with his preschool-aged daughters.