Reading through posts in The Ekphrastic Review archives for this week, I was amazed by the variety of art, writing and writers. Within all that abundance, this month I was most drawn to these photographs and their stories. They remind me of long road trips far from home when the radio became static and the changing landscape puts distance between you and your troubles. This week’s Flashback Thursday posts promise us the possibility of reaching another place, once upon a time, in a land far, far away.
Desert Ruin, by Neil Creighton
The power of nature in the desert landscape of South Australia where “the distant mirage shimmers…”
One Viewer’s Response to Todd Klassy’s 4 Round Bales, by Bill Waters
Waters reimagines the blue of Todd Klassy’s photo in the far-flung countryside.
The Photography of Robert Cadloff (bomobob)
Let’s get off the interstate, put the top down, and cruise two-lane highways “looking for remnants of a time when style was so much a part of signage” in this interview with photographer Robert Cadloff.
Space Station Crew Sees Lots of Clouds, by Marc Alan Di Martino
High in the ether “…frosted tufts of clouds make you want to poke your finger in and lick it…”
There are almost seven 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 occasional Throwback Thursday feature highlights writing from our past, chosen on purpose or chosen randomly. We are grateful that moving forward, Marjorie Robertson wants to share some favourites with us on a regular basis, monthly. With her help, 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 or so 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, or a pull quote line from the poem and story, 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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