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!
Lorette, The Ekphrastic Review
Villanelle for Louise Bourgeois, by Jenna Le
Widely acclaimed poet Jenna Le gave us this beautiful villanelle on Bourgeois.
Cristobal Rojas: Challenge Responses
Guest editor Janette Schafer chose this powerful image from Venezuela. Responses by Daisy Bassen, Shelly Blankman, and many more.
Story About the Old Wall Rug, by Nina Kossman
Nina Kossman goes down memory lane, in Russian and in English.
The Zianigo Frescoes, by Mike Farren
Mike Farren takes us on a journey through the stories of Pulcinella, as painted by Giandomenico Tiepolo.
Giacometti's Cat, by Dan MacIsaac
A lean and powerful poem by Dan MacIsaac, perfectly suited to its subject.
L'Atelier Rouge, by Shanta Acharya
Poet Shanta Acharya shows us what Matisse showed her.
You're the Apple of My Eyes, by Portly Bard
Portly Bard is a longtime regular contributor who almost always writes in traditional metre and verse.
The Sayulita I See, by Andre Le Mont Wilson
The poet takes us on a journey to Mexico via a wonderful piece of folk art.
Disconnected, by Kitty Jospe
Kitty Jospe deconstructs Picasso.
In Which Hemingway Examines Fitzgerald’s Penis, by Molly Cimikoski
An ekphrastic penis story in poetic form.
Join us for our first Flash in a Flash contest! So far we have very few entries. Come on, it will be fun!
$10 entry. $100 prize. One day- the Ides of March- to write and submit an ekphrastic flash. Get details here.
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