Get Ekphrastic: Folk Art

Write about this painted chair

Guidelines for March 30, 2022 Online Anthology

·      One unpublished submission.

·     Prose/Prose Poem: 180 word limit. Poetry: 30 single space lines (includes stanza  breaks).

·     Please, no special formatting. Standard 12 pt. font.  No ID on the submission.

·     Send as word.doc or word.docx attachment to  Subject line: Folk Art: Title of Submission. Include name, email, and social media handles in body of email only.  Author retains all rights.

·     Submit: February 18-28, 2022. 

*Ekphrastic is a term that describes the practice of using words to comment on a piece of visual art (i.e, painting, photograph, sculpture) and has been around since ancient times. For example, in The Iliad, Homer provided a lengthy, discursive account of the elaborate scenes embossed on the shield of Achilles. The word ekphrasis is a combination of two Greek words: ex (out) and phrazein (to point out, explain).

Folk art, in general – art made by folk - is “decorative” art applied to functional (often everyday) items. Popular examples include weather vanes, pitchers, clocks, quilts, and plates. More details

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