Throwback Thursday: Tiger-Themed Works from the Archives, Chosen by Paula Puolakka
Cave Man, by D.D. Renforth
A story of a bearded man, deep analysis, and a meeting with a tiger.
Houdini Explodes From the Depths, Laughing, by Margaret Benbow
You cannot enslave a tiger, the spirit of it.
The Red Monk, by D.D. Renforth
Monks, divine manifestations, and a remark concerning tigers.
Oh, Jerusalem! by Jane Dougherty
The essence of tigers.
Dialogue, by Wendy T. Carlisle
A poem inspired by Pieter Weltevrede's "Shiva." (Shiva sitting on "--- what's left of his tiger ---")
Tolima-Region Gold Breastplate by Devon Balwit
A wordplay, including fearsome tigers.
Mr. Critic, by Adam Reger
Situated in a gallery in Brooklyn. The character A giving the "tiger eyes."
Blue Rider, by Brooks Riley
A story inspired by Franz Marc's Tower of Blue Horses, including a reference to Franz Marc's tiger painting.
If it is a Genyornis, by Rose Mary Boehm
A story of cave paintings, including a reference to a carnivorous marsupial that was called the "Tasmanian tiger" because of its striped lower back.
Spirit of the Dead Watching, by Tyson West
A jogger in skimpy orange clothes could be viewed as a horror of the forest, a tiger.
Paula Puolakka (born August 18, 1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In 2017, her first book of poems, "Näkymättömän naisen isku" (Mediapinta: Tampere) was published to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence. In 2018, her second book of poems "TESTAMENTTI: joutsenlaulu turhuuden turuilta" was published. Also, in 2017, her three short novels "CAIN," "The Garden of Eden", and "ADAM" were published by the UK-based Michael Terence Publishing: she was using the pseudonym Paula St. Paul. In December 2020, her academic article was published by the university and science magazine Hybris (Tampere University) to celebrate her Master's thesis of 2012 and the academic legacy of Mr. Kaczynski and Mr. Wittgenstein. In April 2021, she won the second prize in the "Lahti, the European Green Capital 2021" writing competition. Her story celebrated "Teddy." Also, erbacce-press (UK) chose her poems to be on the 100 long-list (out of the thirteen thousand + submissions) out of which they will choose the winners of the erbacce-prize in May/June 2021.
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 Throwback Thursday features highlights of 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.
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5/23/2021 11:51:06 am
Dear Lorette C. Luzajic and the readers.
5/23/2021 01:37:18 pm
Dear Paula and readers,
5/24/2021 06:13:35 am
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