Start the new year off right with an array of art and inspired writing. There’s something for everyone in this week’s Throwback Thursday. So, fix yourself a cup of hot chocolate and dive into the experience. Enjoy!
The Lobster, by Diane Durant
I love the joining of the writer/lobster in this flash fiction piece.
The Sign, by Mary B. Moore
A photo of a deteriorated sign in a field and a reminder of the recent and distant past: “sign of madness or ravishment or martyrdom”
The Bird Goes First, by Crystal Condakes Karlberg
This poem combines inspiration from images of birds to create one surprising poem.
Vast, by Phil Vernon
Like a fan letter to a favourite artist, this poem asks, “how did you know?”
Migrant Worker on California Highway, by Gail Peck
From a 1936 black and white photograph, this lovely poem gives us a traveler who “longs for the reach of apples and peaches, the shade of the trees.”
Negative Space, by Jay Jacoby
A beautiful, reclining, sculpted figure: “hewn shaped scraped.”
In Georgia's Studio, by Jackie Langetieg
A painting by Georgia O’Keeffe, a Wisconsin native, propels the reader into the life of the painter.
Louis Sullivan, by Timothy Sandefur
The first stanza of this poem grabbed me, and this line: “Latent, not free before to manifest in flesh.”
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.
Put THROWBACK THURSDAYS in the subject line and send to email@example.com.
Let's have some fun with this- along with your picks, send a vintage photo of yourself!
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