Throwback Thursdays: Ten Works From Our Archives, Plus Call for Throwback Submissions, Plus Bonus Poem by Alun Robert
Madame Kupka Among Verticals, by Michael Salcman
Dr. Salcman shows us this unusual abstract portrait of the artist’s wife.
Ekphrastic Challenge Responses to Omar Odeh
Omar Odeh is a Canadian painter from Iraq. Responses to his work include poetry by Alarie Tennille, Kyle Laws, Irina Moga, and more.
Painting with Words: Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, by Bill Waters
Long-time contributor Bill Waters is best known for spare, lean poems. This one has a few more words than usual.
Lavender Mist, by Leland James
Poet Leland James takes on Jackson Pollock.
Ad Mariam, by Julia Rocchi
Julia Rocchi contemplates a sculpture of the Madonna by Gordon Kray.
Elegy to Robert Motherwell, by Alan Humason
A prose poem by Alan Humason examines an elegy to the Spanish Republic.
Frida Kahlo Speaks, by Barbara Crooker
World renowned ekphrastic poet Barbara Crooker contemplates Kahlo and the last chapter.
Lili au Rivoli, by Mary Gilonne
Poet Mary Gilonne shows us a portrait we may not have seen before.
Georgia O’Keeffe Looks Over Her Shoulder, by Anne Higgins
Anne Higgins has Georgia on her mind.
Turning Colour Into Light, by Masha Savitz
A beautiful journey into Bonnard.
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.
Would you like to be a guest editor for a Throwback Thursday? Pick up to 10 favourite or random posts from the archives of The Ekphrastic Review. Use the format you see below: title, name of author, a sentence or two about your choice, and the link. Include a bio and if you wish, a note to readers about the Review, your relationship to the journal, ekphrastic writing in general, or any other relevant subject. Put THROWBACK THURSDAYS in the subject line and send to email@example.com.
Let's have some fun with this- along with your picks, send a vintage photo of yourself too!
While I was hoping to have someone else's embarrassing throwback pic up today (or next Thursday, or the next...come on, catch the spirit!) I was flattered that long-time contributor Alun Robert sent in this Throwback homage.
Even though it means I have to run the photo again, it would be wrong not to share! Thank you, Alun.
Lorette in the Limelight
she glares at the Minolta
multi-segmented light metering
tries to look cool
80s à la mode
dark hair coiffured
in front of her left eye
pouting with precision
lippy deep scarlet
ear rings looping
both not one
under self spotlight
casting a shadow
across her pristine white blouse
wearing influences on her sleeves
dreaming with desire
world at her grasp
budding writer and artist
to be driven by eclectic curiosity
and by the joy of juxtaposition
collagist of Canada
Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical free verse who remembers fondly the nineties but is not quite so sure about the eighties. Since 2018, he has been part of The Ekphrastic Review community enjoying the numerous challenges. He is a member of the Federation of Writers Scotland for whom he has been a Featured Writer.
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