We are very grateful to Marjorie Robertson for her regular contributions to Throwback Thursdays, bringing works from our archive back to readers' attention and encouraging our audience to explore our nearly eight years worth of ekphrastic poetry and prose. You can explore our past by visiting the sidebar to the right, scrolling down for our archive, and clicking on a random month and year.
We are sorry to see Marjorie go and wish her all the best in her new endeavours. She will continue to be an important part of the ekphrastic family, as a contributor and friend.
Thank you Marjorie!!!
This week, these powerful poems and the photographs that inspired them will leave you longing for a time and place you thought you’d forgotten. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself reminiscing about late summer at the lake with your cousins, looking for work in a big city, and the loving expression on someone’s face from years ago. Enjoy!
On Frida in New York, Photograph by Nickolas Muray, by Eric Steineger
From a photo of Frida Kahlo in New York City: “perfectly at home/with your art, here, in Mexico, anyplace.”
A Photograph of Two Girls in the Country, by Heidi Seaborn
A poem that reads like a dream with a dose of nostalgia: “we remain still like an unbroken promise”
Photograph Where I Am Permed, by Gail Peck
A black and white photo at Easter and the family’s shared lives are expressed in this piece: “The Pruitt’s called my mother May-ree, taking the loveliness right out of her name.”
Girl, by Maddison Scott
This poem takes us back to when we pretended to smoke candy cigarettes because we thought it looked sexy.
The Rothko Chapel, by Darryl Whetter
A remarkable photo led to this interesting poem: “particle accelerator, octagonal
Illusion of the Visible, by Nancy Avery Dafoe
A photo of a woodland pond inspires this transformative poem that I read and re-read: “a scene where tragedy had taken place”
Pondering Similitude While Listening to “Palace of the Seven Jewels” by the Avery Sharpe Trio, by Joyce H. Munro
A song and a photo of a Caryatid in Genova resulted in this delightful poem: “all day your fluffy topknot would snicker at us”
Georgia, by Robert Walicki
A black and white photo of Georgia O’Keeffe holding a cow skull and an image of her Two Cala Lilies on Pink led to this beautiful poem: “red larkspurs and cattle skulls like broken hourglasses”
There are almost eight 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.
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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