Issue 38: Paying Attention (10th Anniversary)

In our 10th anniversary issue, we're exploring what it means to notice ourselves and our world—to be playfully curious, to say yes to wonder, slowing down, asking questions, paying attention, and telling stories. 

 This special issue is a celebration of attentive presence and of Ruminate's first ten years serving our community. It features past favorite contributors, notes from our readers on choosing attentiveness over efficiency or productivity, and notes from the Ruminate staff and contributors on paying attention and slowing down. 

Together in this issue, we are moving toward Mary Oliver's words from her poem, "Sometimes": 

Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

Yes, and then repeat...because attentiveness is an invitation we can practice each day. 

*Sometimes we love an issue so much we overprint it. We're getting better at determining print runs, but in the meantime, you get to enjoy an amazing issue at half-off the regular price. 

Order the letterpress print that was created for our 10th anniversary here. 


Digging for Nothin, James Silas Rogers
Litany for the Body, Jessie van Eerden

Rhine, Nicolas Price
Firefly, Bruce Herman
Alley Series, Scott Kolbo
They Dream and Stare Upon the Roving Sky, Marianne Lettieri
Katharsis, Voyage of the Intergalactic Space Dangler, Evan Mann
The Least of These, Paul Flippen
The Things We Keep, Deb Sheldon
Smashed, Laura Carpenter Truitt
Heap, Jodi Hays
Big Zipper Project, Steve Prince
Urban Mix Tape, Steve Prince
Ascension, Evan Mann
Breaking Bread, Geoffrey Krawczyk

Claro, Aby Kaupang
Third Quarter, Niamh Corcoran
Mouth, Hope Wabuke
Exodus: Father's American Superheroes, Hope Wabuke
Hypothesis Leaning into a Slow Wind, Cory Hutchinson-Reuss
Intervals, Cory Hutchinson-Reuss
Our Decent Heaven, Susanna Childress
Toll, Joseph Heithaus
God Spot, James Crews
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Hannah Faith Notess
A Bird at the Market, Miho Nonaka
Long Creek Trail, Julia Cariño

Shann Ray's Balefire, reviewed by Rita Jones
Marilynne Robinson's Lila, reviewed by Tom Schmidt
Brian Doyle's A Book of Uncommon Prayer, reviewed by Marilyn McEntyre

He Own the Night, LaToya Watkins
The Vision of Mae Anna, Stephanie Dickinson


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