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 feature will 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.
Hands, by Joan Leotta
Storyteller Joan Leotta also writes poetry and contributes her work regularly. Here she thinks about Rodin's sculpture of hands.
Vincent's Ear, by Heather Browne
Poet Heather Browne shows us how to look at Van Gogh's work anew.
Special Showcase: Ekphrastic Workshops with Bonnie Naradzay and the Ingleside Independent Living Retirement Community
Contributor Bonnie Naradzay began doing workshops at Ingleside when a poet friend of hers turned 98. The participants enjoy ekphrastic writing on occasion and we were very happy to share the results on our pages. One of the poets, Sarah Yerkes, went viral after a Washington Post feature about her publishing her first book at the age of 101.
House Behind the Trees, by Barbara Crooker
We have been fortunate to publish a broad selection of poetry by Barbara Crooker, who has written countless ekphrastic poetry collections. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 55 times!
Victorious Youth: a Sonnet in the Fibonacci Sequence+ by Leanne Ogasawara
An intriguing piece inspired by an ancient sculpture.
Silhouette, by Jennifer Martelli
Poet Jennifer Martelli contemplates the art of Kara Walker.
On the Water, by Ashley Mabbitt
Ashley Mabbitt takes us into a J.M.W. Turner painting.
Ekphrastic Challenge Responses on Toyen
Toyen is a surrealist artist known for darker themes and an examination of gender roles and sexuality.
We featured a curious painting in one of our challenges, and here are the amazing responses.
Recess, by Mary McCarthy
Longtime contributor Mary MCCarthy looks into Miro in the early days of our journal.
Would you like to be a guest editor for a Throwback Thursday? Pick up to 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 email@example.com.
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