Signs of Life by John Ecko

A good friend I’ve met over the internet, John Ecko, recently released his first book of poetry, Signs of Life.  I have read – or should I say seen –  his clever and engaging poetry at the poetry discussion threads of Helium.

One day I hope to come up with a review of his work and post it here.  For the meantime I invite you to get a glimpse of his amazing work at Eckovision.

About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. His latest book is BLOODRED DRAGONFLIES, published by Deep South in South Africa. Check out the official blog page for Bloodred Dragonflies. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. San Anselmo Publications released HOW TO MAKE A SALAGUBANG HELICOPTER & OTHER POEMS in 2019 followed by CROCODILES IN BELFAST & OTHER POEMS in 2020 - both books can be purchased through their Facebook page. View all posts by matangmanok

2 responses to “Signs of Life by John Ecko

  • eckovision


    Thank you for that write up. I didn’t even know what a ‘trackback’ was until now 🙂 My apologies for not stopping by more often. As I’m finding out, this promotional thing is a busy beast consuming most of my free time. Again, thanks for all you have done to help me. Feel free to email me about those questions you wanted to ask. I’ll try to help in any way I can.


  • matangmanok


    I wish I could do more for you. I am glad to hear you are now busy promoting it. If you can think of anything I can do to help, just give me a shout, bro.


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