We begin with the visual. Ekphrastic poetry is a response in words to a painting, photograph, dance, building, sculpture, Ikea catalog, child’s drawing, or bumper sticker. An ekphrastic poem begins with inspiration from another piece of art and with the intuitive understanding that art begets art. In a sense, the art object becomes the rough draft of the poem. Crab Creek Review has been gracious enough to allow me the pleasure of putting together a Guest Editor's Portfolio of ekphrastic poems to be published Fall, 2010. Please be so kind as to send your 30-line (or less) poems (3-5 at the most, please) to me anytime between now and June 1st. Crab Creek Review states that "literary alchemy is what we're after." Now that's my kind of journal.
Please write your name and title of the submission in the subject line and then send your previously unpublished poems in the body of an email (we will worry about exact formatting later) to me, Susan Rich right here! It's going to be a blast!