Ecotone heads to DC this weekend for the 2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival!
Find us at the Social Change Book Fair on Saturday.


Alison Lester

Alison Lester, mother of two, is a corporate communication coach and improvisational comedian living in Singapore. She has also lived in Beijing, Taipei, and Tokyo, where she worked as a freelance magazine writer and editor, and did voices for radio and television. A book of her stories has recently been accepted by Monsoon Books in Singapore.

Locked Out

It was by far the hottest summer in the three years we’d been in Tokyo. I couldn’t go out without feeling unequal to the challenge of getting back home. Even when I put the air conditioning on in the apartment,…