Ecotone is published in what is now called Wilmington, North Carolina, which is located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Waccamaw, Catawba, and Cape Fear People, among others whose names we may not know. For thousands of years,…
Two things we love: love, and the United States Postal Service. We asked contributors to the Love Issue to write a one-sentence love letter to a thing or being—a place, small or large; a work of art; a plant; a creature; an object; a built space; or, yes, a human.
I enjoy Jenna Le’s sonnet “Byerly’s — Fine Foods — 24 Hours” not only because I know the grocery store she writes about, but because the poem breaks out of the standard sonnet pattern in two directions at once.
Inspired by Kathleen Balma’s “Sonnet after Watching Blue Planet II,” write a defamiliarized, shattered, and/or pseudo-sonnet that is also an ekphrastic poem—but instead of responding to a painting, speak to a film or TV series.