Ekphrastic

Ekphrastics are often associated with poetry, but it can also be prose. Wikipedia says “a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form, and in doing so, relate more directly to the audience, through its illuminative liveliness” Basically, an ekphrastic is a written piece inspired by a visual or audio piece. Here, we invite our community of writers to pay tribute to fantastic speculative artists.

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