Published by Antenna/Press Street Press, Ecotone is a collection of poems written in residence at A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans, inspired by the environment of coastal Louisiana. Giving voice and life to an endangered landscape beset by disaster, degradation, and invasion, these poems chart the journey of an unknown group of travelers through a region renowned for its beauty and mystery. Appearing in Antenna’s series of inter-arts collaborations, Ecotone features nine works by the painter Myrtle von Damitz III in a 60-page, perfect-bound, full-color edition.

“By turns sublime and twisted, this collaboration … takes the reader to an eerily familiar post-apocalypse, inhabited by mutants, miscreants, and earnest missionaries. There are hints of post-Katrina New Orleans, but the scarier prospect is the future the words and paintings foretell.” (Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Winter 2017)

A Studio in the Woods project profile.

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Interview with Susan Larson, The Reading Life (WWNO-New Orleans), 2011.