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An Editor and a Poet

During the past nearly three years, we at Ecotone experienced some great luck—the company of Jason Bradford, our coeditor for poetry, and of his mother, Shirley Niedermann. Early this year, just after the semester’s first meeting of the graduate practicum…

Five Songs

ECOTONE ISSUE 20 IS BURSTING WITH SOUND, a sampling of which is included here, in our first audio supplement. Four of these tracks feature songs from Southern musicians: Piedmont blues player Etta Baker and her sister, Cora Phillips; ballad singer…

New Years

This year Ecotone celebrates its tenth anniversary. A decade—the word carries some weight. A milestone, a monolith. But the way we’ll experience this new decade is one year, one day, one moment at a time. It is a new year…

Putting By

This fall my family gathered at my parents’ house in South Carolina for a weekend of canning. It felt fitting, in the midst of editing work for this issue, to put food by for the winter. We brought produce from…

Wayfaring

I once talked with an ecologist, Clinton Epps, who was studying how the wall being built at the U.S.–Mexico border might affect wildlife. A situation so hard for people was, not surprisingly, problematic for animals as well. Epps was particularly…