Monthly Archive for April 2013

Reprinted from the Ocean Issue:   In Search of the Great Community: John Dewey, Barack Obama, and the Possibility of a Pragmatist Politics     At the conclusion of The Public and Its Problems, John Dewey looks forward to the transformation of American democracy. In the future, he claims, democratic deliberation should take the form […]

1   Ever since I followed the Oregon Trail west a decade ago, I’ve thought I lived at the edge where the continent ends in ocean. But ninety miles inland is not the edge.   The plants are different there or grow differently in sea-damp air. Not tapering tops of firs but thick, shelving limbs […]

Drury University alumna Aarin Wilson contributed both the cover art and the design to the Ocean Issue of Gingko Tree Review, and she also provided the design of GTR‘s sister publication, Currents, a magazine for Drury undergraduates. Wilson graduated summa cum laude from DU in 2011, having pursued a dual major in English and design […]

The following is an excerpt from Poverman’s novel, Love by Drowning, forthcoming from from El León Books in Berkeley, California.

Ocean Issue editor Patrick Moser interviews surf publisher Steve Pezman.   The Custodian   Yes, I can write about a lot of things Besides the summer that I turned sixteen. But that’s my ground swell, I must start Where things began to happen and I knew it. Mark Jarman, from “Ground Swell”   I’m sitting […]

Call for submissions

Are you inspired by thoughts of home — or by how we construe space more generally? Your work may be right for our upcoming issue, which will offer textual explorations of the spaces around us. Of course, thanks to the house, a great many of our memories are housed, and if the house is a […]

The editors thank our Technical Editor, Jonathan Groves, for getting our site up and running.

Even in the landlocked Ozarks, we dream of fresh ocean breezes. Issue editor Patrick Moser brings a taste of salt in our Spring 2013 issue, the Ocean Issue. Poet Eleanor Berry begins the issue by demonstrating she knows exactly how we feel with “Inland from the Edge” (in which she notes that things “grow differently/in […]