tripping the light ekphrastic

May 12, 2017

Surely there are as many ways to practice ekphrastic (art-inspired) writing as there are works of art. And here’s another. Visual Verse is an online publication that calls itself “a collaboration. An anthology of art, poetry, short fiction and non-fiction.” At the beginning of each month, VV posts a new image and invites writers to take no more than one hour to write a piece in response, 50 to 500 words in length, and submit it for publication. More than a hundred people offer responses most months. The site is carefully designed and the images are varied and compelling. To see more, visit Visual Verse online and on Facebook.

See more Poetry Department posts on ekphrastic writing here and here.


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