press release: Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Editor-in-Chief of Ecotone, will discuss her journey as an environmental writer and editor, and the state of environmental literary publishing today. This informal event is designed for students involved with CHE (Center for Culture, History and Environment), but we welcome all interested students, staff and faculty.
To support this event, Ecotone offers a reduced price subscription: enter social science at checkout to receive 25 percent off a regular individual subscription. https://ecotonemagazine.org/shop/one-year-subscription/
Anna Lena Phillips Bell is a poet, writer, printer, teacher and publisher. She is the author of Ornament, winner of the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Little songs, published by St Brigid Press in September 2020. His poems appear in journals including South Review, the Sewanee review, 32 poems, and Subtropical, and in anthologies including Counter-desecration: a glossary for writing in the Anthropocene and Gracious: Poems from the South of the 21st Century. Recent projects include SEND WORD, a letter writing station, and Forces of Attention, a series of letterpress printed objects designed to help people use screen devices the way they want.
She is the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in Literature, the Southern Women Writers Conference Emerging Writers Award in Poetry, and a winter residency at the Penland School of Crafts.. She was previously editor-in-chief at American Scientist, covering botany, ecology, and art-science connections, and in 2013 became editor-in-chief of Ecotone, the award-winning literary magazine that seeks to reinvent the place, and Lookout Books, at UNC Wilmington. An assistant professor of creative writing at UNCW MFA and BFA programs, she lives with her family near what is now known as the Cape Fear River and calls out gender-neutral square dances from the Appalachians to North Carolina and beyond.
This event is presented by the Center for culture, history and the environment and the Center for Humanities.