Delighted to have my poem – The Seductive Loveliness of Perspective – published by the Ekphrastic Review. You can read it here – along with the work of many talented poets responding to many talented artists.
There’s lot’s of provocative prompts, competitions and guides to further your ekphrastic practice. Big thanks to Lorette for her wonderful journal.
(after Tall Yellow Man, 2003, Stephen Bird, Wollongong Art Gallery)
(Dear reader, the layout of this poem is important — I did my best with wordpress, but if words go a wandering on your screen, it’s available here as a pdf).
Saint Jerome in his Study, Antonella da Massina c. 1475
On any screen my attention drifts
whether it’s girls online or the official denials
a reporter hunched in a bunker
or reading the accounts—I’m looking
winter trees incline
a wall disappearing Continue reading
she has her back to us
her neck, bare feet mid-stride
house girl / nymph / Primavera / PR goddess
turned to reconsider some old weed Continue reading
Joy Hester, Girl with Dog, 1957.
There’s neither girl nor dog
just a desert of colours
cut by lines like erosion channels. Continue reading
Sorting the Table
Soon enough a storm of language
will overcome (t)his hallucinatory
made in the shadow of a buxom pear. Continue reading
Because I couldn’t get
to the Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts in Brussels,
given the flights
and the season Continue reading