Ecotone celebrates its tenth year and nineteenth issue with a brand-new website. Please visit us at,
where you can read
selected work from
Ecotone 19, as well as
earlier issues. You can also
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issues at our new store.

Visit Lookout Books,
our sister imprint.

Poe Ballantine

Poe Ballantine, author of Things I Like About America, just lost his job as a janitor when all the rural schools in his county were closed. A documentary about him entitled Poe Ballantine: A Writer in America should be available soon on, as should his true-crime book Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere. He lives in Chadron, Nebraska (on the howling plains of nowhere), with his wife and son.


  • Hope
    Stranded in small-town Arkansas, a career drifter descends into an underworld of sawdust and shine, and survives an unsettling week among the locals.