Lorette C. Luzajic, editor and founder
Social Media Team
Facebook page administrators
Brian A. Salmons
Guest Editors (for the ekphrastic writing challenges)
As of Feburary 2019, The Ekphrastic Review readership jumps between 2800 and 4000 unique readers each week, and 14 000 to 24 000 page views weekly.
Lorette C. Luzajic is a writer and artist in Toronto, Canada. She studied journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, but preferred creating and exhibiting mixed media art to the newsroom. Deeply passionate about art history and poetry, these have been ongoing areas of independent study for decades. Literature and text have also been primary themes of her collage paintings, and art and other human creativities has always been central to her writing. Lorette's poetry and prose have appeared in about 200 publications, and she writes a column called Wine and Art for Good Food Revolution. Her books include Truck, and other thoughts on art; The Astronaut's Wife; Aspartame; The Lords of George Street; Kilodney Does Shakespeare; Fascinating Writers; Fascinating Artists, and more. Her visual artwork is regularly shown in Toronto and nearby, and has also been exhibited in Mexico, Tunisia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Ireland, Australia, and as a 20 ft. billboard in New Orleans. Visit Lorette at www.mixedupmedia.ca.
Brian A. Salmons is a writer who lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife and their three children. He studied anthropology and community development at university, works full time for a full-service, national law firm, and writes poetry when he can. He's been published in several journals since 2017 when he got serious about writing and started submitting for publication. Brian is an avid reader of classic lit, sci-fi, politics, philosophy, history and the social sciences and enjoys attempting to learn other languages, the latest ongoing attempt being Indonesian. In the time that's left, he hosts a poetry "podcast" on Facebook called Brian and the Night, wherein he simply sits on his back porch and reads some of his favorite poems accompanied by the sounds of night. Visit Brian at https://briansalmonspoetry.wixsite.com/poetry and https://www.facebook.com/BrianAndTheNight/
Joan Leotta believes in crafting "encouraging words with pen and on stage." She is a writer of many genres and story performer.
Her poetry seeks to share insights from and elevate the beauty of the ordinary. Long a lover of art and history, she has a natural bent for seeing stories and poems in visual art. Her ekphrastic poetry has appeared in several journals, been read at the Ashmolean Museum and her stories have been shared at the Phillips Art Gallery in Washington DC among others. She has been a featured teller at several festivals. You can learn more about her writing (articles, books, poems, essays) and performances, including recreations of women in history, by checking her Facebook page, Joan Leotta, Author and Story Performer.
Rebecca Weigold is a poet and writer who worked in editorial roles at International Thomson Publishing/Southwestern Educational Publishing and F&W Publications. She founded and published the poetry journal, The Cincinnati Poets' Collective, featuring poets from around the globe, annually for about a decade.