There are almost six years worth of writing at The Ekphrastic Review. With daily or more posts of poetry, fiction, and prose for most of that history, we have a wealth of talent to show off. We encourage readers to explore our archives by month and year in the sidebar. Click on a random selection and read through our history.
Our new Throwback Thursday feature will highlight writing from our past, chosen on purpose or chosen randomly. You’ll get the chance to discover past contributors, work you missed, or responses to older ekphrastic challenges.
Nude in the Bath, by Laurel Peterson
Laurel Person contemplates the meaning of work by Pierre Bonnard.
Ekphrastic Challenge Responses: Mark Rothko
Rothko’s colour field paintings have proved an endless source of inspiration to writers. Just what is it about these simple colour swathes that we respond to so viscerally?
Ken Gierke, Carole Mertz, Janice Bethany and others explore that in this fine collection of Rothko poems.
Four Poems After Bob Ross, by Martin Breul
It’s a happy little accident, the chance to see Bob’s paintings and read Martin’s poems again.
Salome’s Belt, by Taunja Thomson
Taunja Thomson is a longtime contributor to The Ekphrastic Review. Here she captures the way Alphonse Mucha captured Salome.
The Hunger and the Hunt, by Matthew Murrey
Matthew Murrey is another regular contributor we are lucky to showcase. Here he takes on a lesser known Jean Francois Millet painting.
The Noble Working Men: the Navvies, by Wendy Holborow
Wendy Holborow’s suite of poems on Ford Madox Brown won the Pre-Raphaelite Poetry Competition in 2016 and was first published in the Pre-Raphaelite Review.
Wheat Field With a Lark, Vincent Willem van Gogh, by Dan Cardoza
Van Gogh is one of the most “ekphrasticized” painters in history. Here’s a beautiful story about one is his works.
the rain inside, by Brian A. Salmons
Brian A. Salmons is a poet and translator, and the vision and voice behind our new TERcets Podcast! (https://www.ekphrastic.net/tercets-podcast.html) Here is writes about an unusual installation by Guillermo Galindo.
A Ready-Made Poem, by B. Elizabeth Beck
Poet B. Elizabeth Beck questions Marcel Duchamp’s ready-made sculptures.
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