Nov 5, 2012

Poetry Contest Update and Inspirations

The dark Manhattan skyline on Tuesday night, October 30, 2012

Hopefully everyone is recovering patiently after a tumultuous week. The contest deadlines are quickly approaching so here's an update on the guidelines. There aren't many! 

An ekphrasis can be a piece of writing inspired by any art form. We're broadening the definition so you can use plays, art installations, dances, music performances, photography, and so on. This includes photojournalism, which has been considered an art since the early to mid 20th century. Think Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Soviet Union. Russia. Moscow. 1954.
Try to draw inspiration from the plethora of photos of the unprecedented extra-tropical cyclone, Sandy. Visit the NYtimes for more photos of the aftermath.

A swan makes its way down a flooded street in Lindenhurst, NY, October 30, 2012

Submit here. Forget "classic" or "fine" art. Think contemporary. Keep writing and be safe. We look forward to your well-mused submissions.