This week, readers will enjoy digging into the archives to enjoy a feast of art, language, feelings, imagination, and new experiences. With these writings, we are never alone.
My Last Can of Tomato Soup, by Gayle Moran
When is a can of tomato soup more than a household object? When it’s the subject of this poem, every line takes you deeper.
All that is Buried, by Sarah Sassoon
I love the line: “So we become cracked earth/racked with reasoning”
Montevidean Morning, by Laura Chalar
I didn’t want this poem and the feeling of sunlight to end: “light will stutter/into the room, pockmark the wall/with promises.”
Unknown, Circa 1910, by Elaine Wilburt
Studying the details of this photograph and reading what it inspired really appealed to me, like uncovering a secret or putting together pieces of a puzzle.
The Rondanini Pietà, by Thomas Holahan
“His first was so ‘perfect’ so ‘done.’ This so/naked in its faults”
An Ancient Fantasy, by Anna Evas
A wonderfully imagined poem. “Purple iris bend to listen.”
Tama River in Musashi Province by Martin Willitts Jr
I love the peaceful perspective of this poem.
shapes of blue, by McKenna Themm
Inspired by The Scream by Edvard Munch, every stanza made me say, yes, this right here. “But the way vodka sauce paints the canvas/of every kitchen I’ve ever danced in”
There are more than 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 Marjorie Robertson shares favourites on a regular basis. 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.
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Let's have some fun with this- along with your picks, send a vintage photo of yourself!
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