The Makapansgat Pebble of Many Faces, by Deborah Bacharach
Poet Deborah Bacharach contemplates a 2.5 million year old rock.
A Triptych, by Hedy Habra
Award winning ekphrastic poet Hedy Habra takes us on a meandering journey through the valleys and mountains of love.
What about Courbet’s Origin of the World? by Jacalyn Carley
Courbet and Carley contemplate where we came from.
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deijman, by Janiru Liyanage
A fourteen year old poet considers Rembrandt.
Remembering Breughel’s Massacre of the Innocents, by Ingrid Wendt
A poet visits a room full of Breugels.
Revelation, by Jo Taylor
Poet Jo Taylor on spiritual and literal storms.
Four Poems with Words, by kab
A sequence of poems on Kandinsky’s art.
Vanessa Bell is Sending Me Dreams, by Patricia Goodwin
A story of love, war, and grief.
Discover our new podcast series. Host Brian A. Salmons, a long-time contributor and our Facebook social media guy, reads selected works from our ekphrastic journal. They are fantastic!
Ekphrastic Writing Responses- Omar Odeh
A selection of literary responses to contemporary Iraqi-Canadian artist, Omar Odeh.
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 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!
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