Haibun for Luisa Adele Rosa Maria von Amann, Marquesa Casati, by Jane Dougherty
Our Lady of Scarlet, by Kerfe Roig
Scroll down to find these two haibuns on the fiery redhead's portrait by Augustus John. Both Jane's and Kerfe's works were nominated for Best Small Fictions 2021.
Bathsheba, by Robert Thiessen
From our early days. Bob joined us for a 20 Poem Challenge with his very first poems. We nominated this one for Best of the Net.
Gabriele Munter Paints Her Lover, by Mary Jo Balistreri
We weren't nominating in 2017, but the Pushcart editors scouted this poem. Congratulations to Mary Jo Balistreri for her Pushcart nomination.
Photo of My Dead Son, Taken At The DMV, by Alexis Rhone Fancher
Alexis Rhone Fancher's poem about her son is devastating. We nominated it for a Pushcart.
Second Plum, by Tricia Marcella Cimera
Tricia has been part of the ekphrastic family for a long time, and was recently the poetry judge, in our Bird Watching contest. We nominated this very short jewel for Best of the Net.
Poems about Isabella Blow, by Deborah Gorlin
This sequence of nine poems inspired by muse, magazine editor, and fashion plate Isabella Blow convinced us that she was a work of visual art. We nominated the set for the Fantastic Ekphrastic editor's house awards.
Surrounded by Monet's Water Lilies, by Alarie Tennille
Alarie is our current judge, for our Women Artists contest. We have published a wealth of her literary treasures. This one was nominated for Best of the Net.
Fantastic Ekphrastic Body of Work, by Portly Bard
The Portly Bard is a rare artist who writes and submits entirely in verse. It is incredible to discover in each ekphrastic poem what he sees, and how he finds the rhythm and rhyme for it.
A Surrealist Gives the Chimpanzee Pencil and Paper, by Sandi Stromberg
Sandi has gifted us with oodles of literary treasures. Scroll down for this one
Call For Throwback Lists
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 features 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 10 favourite or random posts from the archives of The Ekphrastic Review. Use the format you see above: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's have some fun with this- along with your picks, send a vintage photo of yourself too!
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