The sand & soil bundle

One copy each of the Ocean Issue,  Climate Issue, Garden Issue, and An Ecotone Almanac—a thoughtful gift to lovers of contemplative, environmentally conscious writing, this bundle serves as a wonderful introduction to the recent themed issues of Ecotone. To give this bundle as a gift, enter the recipient’s name in the shipping field during checkout.

In the Ocean Issue, DW McKinney braves rough waters, Patricia Ononwiu Kaishian imagines what eels feel, and Hea-Ream Lee hikes an ancient seabed in search of a rare flower. New stories from Amber Wheeler Bacon, Molia Dumbleton, and Kim Samek; a comic, a map, and art by Carolyn Supinka, Kathryn Smith, and Vanessa Barragão; and poems from Tracy Fuad, Erik Jonah, Rajiv Mohabir, Cherene Sherrard, Yuko Taniguchi, and more.

In the Climate Issue, a Best American Essays Notable Special Issue of 2021, Belle Boggs considers climate crisis and US education, Amaris Ketcham draws the story of the Berkeley Pit, Cecily Parks maps lost fields and meadows, and Matty Layne Glasgow reads Brian Teare’s poem “Doomstead Days.” Plus new poems from Lisa Ampleman, Craig Santos Perez, and Bernardo Wade, images from Radha Pandey’s artist book Deep Time, and a debut short story from Emily Kevlin.

In the Garden Issue, María de León visits gardens literal and figured, Oindrila Mukherjee takes us from a spa near New Delhi to the hills of Darjeeling, Aimee Nezhukumatathil maps her pollinator garden, and Kazim Ali returns to a childhood home. The issue features poems from Meghan Dunn, Donika Kelly, Anni Liu, and Mary Quade, selections from a new multimedia project by Faylita Hicks, and a comic from Robin Olip-Booth.

An Ecotone Almanac is a guide to living through the seasons in relation to place. The book gathers fifteen entries from Ecotone’s Various Instructions department, in which writers and artists offer how-to’s, lists, formulas, and guides. Instructions from past contributors, including Samiya Bashir, Molly Tenenbaum, and Artress Bethany White, sit alongside work from writers and artists new to our pages, among them Bhanu Kapil, Malinda Maynor Lowery, and Janisse Ray. The cover and interior feature printer’s cuts and ornaments from the collection of letterpress studio and residency program Stelo Press.

For orders outside the United States, please see our international bundle.