Sound Off!

Ecotone-20-Sound-cover-325x479You heard it here first: Ecotone’s Sound Issue is just up on our website! Subscribers can read much of the issue there (be sure to log in first). And if you’re not a subscriber but are longing to hold this issue in your hands, you can of course get your very own copy.

The issue includes our first ever audio supplement—five songs, including one written by a glacier. Sarah Bryan finds music in found photographs, Barbara Hurd tunes in to spadefoot frequencies, Kate Miles writes in the key of quake, and Aisha Sabitini Sloan listens to Motor City opera. There’s new fiction from Aamina Ahmad, Toni Jensen, Brian Doyle, and Caitlin Hayes. And a ton of poetry! Annie Finch writes about Carolyn Kizer, and there are new poems from Noh Anothai, Ned Balbo, John Lee Clark, Michael Brooks Cryer, Katy Didden, Juliana Gray, Anya Groner, Molly Sutton Kiefer, David Kirby, Angie Macri, Sandra McPherson, Corinna McClanahan Schroeder, Ralph Sneeden, and Lynne Thompson. Plus a bunch of special features, from the Cherokee syllabary to evening grosbeaks’ dialects.

We’re so excited about this one that we’re offering a special: subscribe for just $15 and we’ll send you the Sound Issue now, to be followed in May by Issue 21. Or subscribe for two years for $25—four issues featuring our stellar contributors and plenty of fine place-based poetry, short stories, essays, maps, comics, and art! Until March 10, visit and use the code newsound for one-year subscriptions, or newsound2 for two-year subscriptions, to receive this discount.

Over the next few months, we’ll make a small selection of work from the issue online available to all; check our homepage to see the first features from the issue! And keep watching the blog for extra features on record labels, Sound contributors, and more.