Tag: ecolinguistics

Noon Selections

haiku: autumn light in every leaf an ember ©2018 by dt.haase dt.haase is a wanderer for wonder, whimsy, and wisdom. haibun: The Cliffs at Esheness, Shetland Tall cliffs rise from the whirling tide. Seagulls and terns catch the updrafts and circle over us at…

Sunrise Selections

haiku: autumn equinox in — out the breath of the sea ©2018 by Alan S. Bridges Alan S. Bridges began writing haiku in 2008 after meeting John Stevenson, the editor of The Heron’s Nest, on a cross-country train trip. Alan was voted Poet of…

Folded Field Notes: MIGRATION

Folded Field Notes : Join our community based writing project exploring the ecological theme of “migration.”

Lopping Them Off

pruned branch weeping sap

Persimmons proclaim their youth when bitterness puckers our jowls. Few mature into sweetness. The unskilled arborist prunes the branches, partially severed, kerfs collapsing, tearing bark from the trunk. Decay enters into unclean cuts. Stubs sprout suckers and obscure the tree’s interior from sunlight. At…

Excerpt from WATERSHED

painting of mountains and river by Randle Panfilio

A poem from Jean L. French’s collection — now available in Global Edition. Incanto I call the name of rain a secret name without words. A wisp of cloud grows all day it grows cloud gathers to fullness releases, whispering back to me rain’s…

FRAGMENTS: From the Lost Book of the Bird Spirit

abstract characters on papyrus

Set to the music of bird flight, sight, and song, these poems, in the form of fragmented ancient text, tell a story of loss and the journey toward love, and acceptance.

Between April and May

Coyote hunts the streets like a stray dog, her claws clicking along the asphalt. Among the urban diaspora, her lean shanks and rusty coat look primordial or alien. Her teeth flash among headlights like slashes of white paint on a dark canvas and her…

Wanted: Travel Narrative

Guide and luggage in front of 1970s UK tour bus

As I sit in the warm dining room of JS Graustein, I relax with a warm cup of tea as we settle in for our next Folded Word chat. #Wanted is the brainchild of that discussion. Now that the Editor in Chief has taken over acquisitions I wanted to find out what she’s looking for in submissions as we bring in a new editorial for the future. This article will look in depth at the topics, length, and details for the perfect Travel Narrative submission. As we got deep into conversation, one thing became clear with submissions of any kind. The submission must explore human interaction with the landscape as well as make the landscape the main focus and all other inhabitants of the land secondary to the narrative. Below you will find the formula for your Travel Narrative submission that will ensure it follows our submission guidelines.