Mo’Joe keeps the saga rolling Joe traveling—desert winds call him banks of the Seine Prague and Venice drowning Joe keeps his pen and notepad close answers the call of the road weeps dry tears and swims naked in the Rio Grande Joe begs the universe to answer prayers plies his suspicious trade offers poems for a hitch But there’s another look at joe Call her Jo who nurses Van Gogh he paints purple irises and gets the juice on her shirt when she leans to kiss confuses the critters of the amazon river as she learns to kill her lovers or learns to drive a stick shift “’62 sea mist turquoise/dreamland” what could be better than driving in hell Joe seeks a seamy side and joins the rebellion refuses to shake the politician’s hand sings, “all praise and thanks to Saint Marijuana” dreams he’s a lizard, dies and seeks resurrection travels to Africa and begs to be young but its in the desert he finds his true—ness his joe—ness, his ability to watch the stars march by and translate them into words.

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In each drawing, an identifiable vein of color and movement runs through the center of the page and fans upward.

This vein is the flue, the passage of “heat and smoke” that represents thilleman’s allegory of how “Now” becomes “(k)Now”.

-Callie Tahat is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and in this issue, Ecotone’s awarding-winning contributors explore many scientific and artistic landscapes through the social consciousness of nature.

This theme of humanity-and-nature is shown no brighter than with Lilah Hegnauer, whose poems “Ice Pick” and “Olive Pitter” recall the grace and nostalgia of strongly rooted place.

man seeing being all shades of green nostalgic memories eight year old wedding fresh fruit ripening to teenage lust college white boy racism mexican exits school reconnects digging fields heads of lettuce bleeding green sacrifice of the soil tattoos hiding scars she cuts into herself rabbit and his hat on her shoulder Valentine’s heart on her chest Gothic cross above her right breast Aztec sun on her wrist rosebud on her hip serpent on her stomach each covering the wounds he left behind No Choctaw medicine woman, Catholic priest, or Rabbi could exorcise the Pawnee, Oklahoma Wal-Mart banshee full circle daddy drowning his daughter she doesn’t know how to swim five stages of loss plunged in muddy lake cursing, gum-chewing mermaids traveling with her to heaven even heaven is bureaucratic she works as a counselor in The Office of Near Death Experiences In the poems, there is silence, and dancing—always a road willing to take you between state lines and small towns of Kansas, Louisiana, Texas, but especially Arkansas— always Arkansas, where Mc Dougall has collected each joy, each grief, each simple human feeling, and built a home from the living and the dead.

(book number six of t thilleman’s longpoem Anatomical Sketches).

The reader is left with a sense of floaty transparency, both understanding everything and understanding nothing at all, that reflects the mystical realism and “Cloud and Fragment” that this book exudes. Speaking of his intentions for the series, Lawrence Ferlinghetti writes, “I had in mind rather an international, dissident, insurgent ferment.” Consistent with this philosophy, the new 60th Anniversary Edition of the includes not only the familiar names associated with a particular San Francisco literary scene (Ginsberg, Kerouac, Ferlinghetti himself, others), but writing and writers from across the years and oceans. Locklin here explores love, sex, and relationships, with prose that reads like poetry.

Readers possessing only anecdotal familiarity with City Lights Books will find an unexpected breadth of artistic sensibility within the Anthology, and no doubt several fine poems by previously undiscovered writers. His work is humorous, irreverent, sometimes surreal, and always human.

Recommended for established fans of the press and newcomers alike. Coleman is replete with the musical language of alliteration and repetition, leading the reader to ruminate on the nature and scope of literature itself. Winner of the 2012 Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Prize, Hume demonstrates an adroitness of language, stringing her words like beads on a thread―medical, political, ecological―each one placed precisely where she means it to go.

-Drew Cook from The Cupboard is an exploration of uncertain, unsteady still frames through the lens of a dissociative narrative, and his murderer films on. Until Shipman’s murderer watches no more, and is only a ghost, haunting. Jordon has brought his town to life via a patchwork of captured moments that humanize and personalize and will inspire readers to give Harrison another look. Skemer’s expansive vocabulary is commodious, and his Faulknerian sentence structure is the zenith of stream-of-consciousness. Her words, breaks, and spaces create an overall impression that is masterfully rendered.

The Migration Issue accomplishes what Ecotone often does: the ability to transport readers between several branches of thought, beginning with environmental roots and ending with a single leaf of self-expression.