The following newsletter was sent out today regarding Stone Path Review, our artistic journal and our publishing company, Enso Press, LLC.


As we close out 2014 having completed our 3rd year with 12 issues, we have been looking back and of course looking forward. After hard and honest thinking about Stone Path Review specifically and in general the Enso Press, LLC business, we have decided to not publish the quarterly journal in 2015. The time and dedication it requires and deserves to craft a quarterly journal is becoming a bit much, and we would like to step back and refocus our creativity.

The Stone Path Review website will remain and be active as new artwork will be posted there from time to time. We will still conduct interviews that are important and timely, but the quarterly journal will be on-hold.

For Enso Press, LLC, the other projects will keep moving forward as more time will be dedicated to them. This includes film production (Around Here) and collections of poetry (Beyond the Border Kingdom, Students Guide to Zen) among other things we have under wraps.

Additionally the better half of Stone Path Review, Patricia, will be concentrating on her studio and photography. News and exciting updates will be posted to http://www.twistedrootstudios.com

To the artists who have trusted your work with us, we cannot thank you enough. You are why we started Stone Path Review in the first place, and have made the past 3-years a memorable journey and an experience we will take with to our next projects.

We have quite a few open submissions and I will be gracefully rejecting them with a summary of the above and our gratitude.

Future updates and communications will also come through this newsletter as well as the Stone Path Review website and our Facebook page. All links are included below.

Stone Path Review: http://www.stonepathreview.org
Enso Press: http://ensopress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stone-Path-Review/273709699341934?ref=hl
Latest Issue: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/823370?__r=322616

The Spring 2014 issue of Stone Path Review has been published to the website. A viewable and downloadable PDF will be available shortly. This issue features visual arts by Aaron Bowen, Jimmy Ostgard, W. Jack Savage, Julian J. Jackson; poetry by Cambria Jones, Charles Wilkinson, Daniel Flanagan, John Grey, Mark J. Mitchell, Rachel Nix, Richard Hartwell, Rob Schultz, Robin Wyatt Dunn, Timothy B. Dodd; short story by Robert Schmidt.

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Enso Press, LLC has changed to a new website design. As always, simplicity is key with limited extraneous information getting in the way of the core content – artistic journals and film.

The Support page has been updated with information on a music project we supported.

More information will be coming soon with the status of Around Here the film and Teesta Rangeet.

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Now that the Winter 2014 issue of Stone Path Review has been published, we look ahead…

We are always accepting, reading, and responding to submissions.  We accept poetry, short stories, prose, and visual arts.  We are especially looking for photography, both for the cover and inside, drawings, original artwork, photos of artwork, etc.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Please follow our blog or like us on Facebook for more information and announcements.

Thank you for your patience and to our readers and artists who have trusted their work with us. We would not be here without you.

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I am proud to announce that we just finished the Winter 2014 issue of Stone Path Review.  You are able to view it online, as a flip-book, or download a PDF.  This issue features poetry, photography, a short story, and an interview with the director of a mountain guide training school located in Alaska and Patagonia.


Stone Path Review Winter 2014

Stone Path Review: Stone Path Review Winter 2014

Artistic journal of poetry, photography, short stories and an interview with the director of a mountain guide training school.

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The Fall 2013 issue of Stone Path Review is available as a flip-book and for purchase.

Stone Path Review Fall 2013

Stone Path Review: Stone Path Review Fall 2013

Artistic Journal with poetry, photography, featured artist interview, and short stories. We are artists publishing journals for other artists.

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We setup the Spring 2013 issue of Stone Path Review with HP Mag Cloud. There it can be downloaded digitally for free, or you can order a printed version to hold in your hands.

Stone Path Review Spring 2013

Stone Path Review Spring 2013

Artistic Journal with poetry, photography, featured artist interview, short stories. We are artists publishing and creating websites for other artists.

Find out more on MagCloud

Senzing Zen_01To wash away the stress that is life, I have given myself to Richard Skelton and Olafur Arnalds. Wading into the pool of ambient, classical, and slightly electronic, my mind is able to step back, regroup, and dive back in.

This weekend is filled with poetry readings and other literary events around the Twin Cities area.  We will be attending the following.

I will post reviews and other thoughts after the events.

Today we are heading to a book signing by Jeffrey Willius, author of “Under the Wild Ginger”.  Details at Facebook here.  Below is a book review we published to Stone Path Review.


Review of “Under the Wild Ginger”, by Jeffrey D. Willius
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing (October, 2012)
Date: 10/21/12

Author Website: www.onemanswonder.com and www.underthewildginger.com

The first book from Minneapolis-based writer Jeffrey Willius introduces us to the concept of “seeing generously” and begins with:

Do you remember how it felt when, as a child, you first discovered some little creature or flower you’d never seen before and when, moved beyond speech, all you could manage was a breathless wow?

Written in a format with a statement followed by an explanation with vivid descriptions of the senses, the reader is placed into a moment and then guided toward the wonder that lies within.  Jeffrey will flex his poetic muscle often and leave us breathless with lines such as these from “Find your moon shadow”:

Sun shadows fall heavy on the earth – stark,

stretched, hard-edged forms, so common we barely

notice their attachment any more.

Moon, though, lays down her strokes gently, subtle

shades of black on black.  Knowing her time, she

works best when facing both earth and sun.

In here we are reminded of Dogen’s “Moon in a Dewdrop” as the underlying Zen-like qualities and being at one with everything, emerges through awareness of what is within and without and our connectedness.  So much lives in each and every object.

The path to more wonder, and its internal instincts of awareness, starts with the self as “You needn’t go far, just beyond the borders of your assumptions”.  From there, the wonder deepens each day as the daily grind is paused for a moment through the focus of all of our senses in looking at everything around us, no matter its presence or significance.

While a few of these stanzas will resonate with most people and be familiar (and some will be a pleasant surprise, and leave you asking yourself why did I not think of that – “Compare the two sides of someone’s face”), they all have a purpose.  They serve as a gentle reminder and offer a bit of clarity through the fog that is life, such as “Don’t think too much” and cause us to stop and look at something in a different light, such as “Listen for the laugher of water”.

Overall, this was a pleasant read and help to bring a bit of peace and calm while I looked out the window at the last rays of light and wondered.

featured-image_01We have finished the PDF version of Stone Path Review – Winter 2013.  It is available reading, printing, or downloading from http://issuu.com/418publishing/docs/2013_winter_stone_path_review.