Graphic Essay/Poetry and Cartoons
“I Stand Against the Wall,” on Hip Mama, November 15, 2016. The original art was part of the Phoenix Nasty Women exhibit and was sold as part of fund raising for Planned Parenthood.
“Post Election Time Travel,” I just tossed this out into the Twittersphere on November 19, 2016, but am adding it here to keep track of & share it.
My first recognized verse/cartoon hybrid, “A Cartoonist Interprets Her Own Poetry,” was given Honorable Mention in the Hip Mama/Unchaste Readers 2015 Writing Contest. It was then published in Hip Mama, Issue 57, 2015.”
Print and Online Lyric Memoir:
“Dislocation,” The Nervous Breakdown, March 5, 2018.
“Hurt Walker,” Crab Fat, December 2018.
“Reading Kristín Ómarsdóttir’s Poetry After Visiting The Visitors,” After the Art, December 2018. This hybrid essay includes my ink/watercolor sketches.
“Loose Lips: On Telling,” Mutha Magazine, Novemebr 21, 2017. Includes three cartoons from my forthcoming book, By the Forces of Gravity (Books by Hippocampus, June 2018).
“Directions to my House,” a hermit crab essay in the special 6 Year issue of Under the Gum Tree, (October 2017, pp. 90-93)
“Bike Karma,” in Bikequity, a feminist bicycle zine, October 2017. Also includes a cartoon.
The Geography of Motherhood,” in Hip Mama, April 21, 2017.
“Physics in the Car,” in Hip Mama, December 22, 2015. With my photograph.
“The Quiet of Trees,” for The New Nature, September 7, 2012. With my photograph.
“Silence Can Be A Plan,” on Hip Mama, September 2, 2016.
The poem “Night Dive off San Miguel Island” was anthologized in the book Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Conte
I also included a poem in my book A Land Between and just want to point out that I wrote it before I earned my MFA in creative writing at ASU under the fantastic guidance of poets Norman Dubie, Beckian Fritz Goldberg and Jeannine Savard. I point this out, because it would’ve been a better poem had I known them before I wrote it.
Work in Print Zines (not my own)
Illustrations: “Siren with Laryngitis” and “Tired Echidna, Mother of All Monsters” in Mythological Maladies, brainchild of Nathan Smith, 2017.
“Questions for my first and worst Therapist,” poem in Survivor Zine II, published by Feminism Static, 2016.
“The Etymology of Survival,” Graphic Poem in Survivor Zine II, published by Feminism Static, 2016.
Photograph in Femme Fotale, Volume II, June 2016, on relationships, created by Briana Noonan, Charissa Lucille, Kit Abate & Sirrena Griego.
These zines (and my own) are distributed by Wasted Ink Zine Distro, an awesome place for lovers of all things zine and more. New location: 2222 North 16th Street in Phoenix, Arizona.
Aricles/Essays/Guest Blog Posts
I’m the Books with Pictures columnist for DIY MFA, a writers resource website geared to help writers “write with focus, read with purpose, and build your community.”
Interview with Tom Hart! The Art of the Graphic Memoir for DIY MFA (November 27, 2018)
Interview with Julia Wertz! The Comics World of Julia Wertz for DIY MFA (October 2, 2018)
First one! Diving into Graphic Novels without Drowning (August 7, 2018)
Picturing the Hybrid Form, Brevity Craft Essay with cartoons, Issue 59, September 14, 2018.
An illustrated review of HippoCamp 2017 for Brevity, September 16, 2017: Doodling Hippocamp 2017
Illustrated Essay NonfictioNow 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland, for Brevity: The Sagas of NonfictioNow 2017
Illustrated NonfictioNow 2015 Roundup for Brevity: Eating Nonfiction in Flagstaff
NonfictioNow 2015 Session Review for Assay Journal: Assay@NFN15: “It’s a Family Affair: The Exciting/Perilous Task of Writing About our Relations” with Mieke Eerkens, Hope Edelman, Lucas Mann, Honor Moore and Maggie Nelson
Phoenix New Times, Arts Blog: “Walking Downtown Phoenix’s Streets is like Walking with Dead People,” September 29, 2015.
Making Love in Public: Part One of Poets & Writers ((LIVE)) San Francisco. With sketches from my notebook.
Making Love in Public: Part Two of Poets & Writers ((LIVE)) San Francisco. With sketches from my notebook.
Two brief essays have been published in IT Post, a print fashion publication, which almost made me feel like a fashion Diva:
- “The Perseverance of Trees,” IT Post, Spring 2013.
- “Inspiration Comes in Waves,” IT Post, Summer/Fall 2013.
“Is Writing Better than Sex?,” Brevity Blog, November 22, 2012. With sketches from my notebook.
“Writing The Moth From Memory,” Brevity Blog, February 21, 2011.
Online Book Reviews
California Calling, by Natalie Singer, Brevity, March 5, 2018
Primahood: Magenta, graphic memoir by Tyler Cohen, Hip Mama, March 29, 2017
The End of Eve by Ariel Gore, Brevity, March 20, 2015
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartók, Brevity 37, 2001.
Print Magazine Articles
I have also authored and co-authored (with my husband Joe Ewan) print articles for Landscape Architecture Magazine.
- Fish Ewan, Rebecca (2005). “Uncovered Landscape,” Landscape Architecture, 95(2): 88-93. Article on the Arizona Falls Project (feature).
- Ewan, Joseph, Rebecca Fish Ewan (2004). “The Butterfly Effect: Can the Modest Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden Help Mediate the Glut of Sensory-Starved Urban Landscapes?” Landscape Architecture, 94(11): 44, 46-51 (plants dept.).
- Ewan, Joseph, Rebecca Fish Ewan (2004). “Amid Arizona Sprawl, an Oasis of Desert,” Landscape Architecture, 94(9): 46-57 (plants dept.). Article on the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Ewan, Joseph, Rebecca Fish Ewan (2004). “Walking in the Whispers of Children’s Footsteps: How Much Should an Urban Park Say About Its Site’s Ugly History?” Landscape Architecture, 94(4): 121-129 (feature). Article on the Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Ewan, Joseph, Rebecca Fish Ewan (2002). “Selling Beauty: Trademarking Desert Plants in the Southwest,” Landscape Architecture, 92(10): 52-61 (plants dept.).
- Fish Ewan, Rebecca (2002). “Window on the World: Seeing landscape in black and white,” Landscape Architecture, 92(7): 66-73, 93 (feature). Article on photography and landscape architecture.
- Fish Ewan, Rebecca (2002). “Creating a ‘There’ There: Two takes on placemaking along the Arizona Canal in Phoenix,” Landscape Architecture, 92(4): 84- 91, 109 (feature).
- Ewan, Joseph, Rebecca Fish Ewan (2002). “How Life Was—Planting Memories at the Elias-Rodriguez House: Images of a Mexican-American Community’s Lush Past,” Landscape Architecture, 92(9): 24-28, 94-95 (plants dept.).
- Ewan, Joseph, and Rebecca Fish Ewan (2002). “The Start of Something Grand: Planning and Development of the Grand Canyon Greenway.” Landscape Architecture, 92(2): 40-42, 85-87 (planning dept.).
- Fish Ewan, Rebecca (2001). “Beyond Business as Usual.” Landscape Architecture, 91(12): 28-30, 77. Design article on the Community of Civano, Tucson, Arizona.
- Fish Ewan, Rebecca (2001). “Ecology Denied.” Landscape Architecture, 91(5): 131-132. Critique of the Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona.