With the Spring/Summer 2019 issue, Ecotone Editor Anna Lena Phillips Bell [pictured] introduces a new "department" to be included in each issue of the journal, "Various Instructions, in which writers and artists will offer lists, prompts, formulas, how-to's, and the like."
Drawing inspiration from Eric Magrane's "Various Instructions for the Practice of Poetic Field Research," Bell writes that "these instructions are an invitation to think deeply in and with place. They have proved enduring; I’ve been glad to use them in teaching and in my own poetic practice."
"Try these venerable instructions out—at your own risk, I’m compelled to say—" writes Bell, "and then try Emily Kendal Frey’s inaugural entry in the department ["Ritual to Reclaim the Body As a Place of Love"], a salutary ritual, replete with blanks for your filling in."
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