Red Wolf Journal’s Fall 2015 issue is now open for submissions. The theme: Making Art. You can read all about it here.
Our prompts continue. Six per chapter and you can always check back here for when I update prompts. The idea is to inspire you to submit, as always.
Prompt 22: Thanks to Magpie Tales, we’ve got our first ekphrastic prompt.
Prompt 23: Hmmm. How about this one?…Write a poem that features the image of crabs. Make it art. Culinary art or just art art.
Prompt 24: Ha ha ha. I was kinda inspired by Nancy Iannucci’s take on the painting over at Red Wolf Journal. So I wanted a funny take on the picture myself. How did I do? Your prompt’s the picture of course. Did you ask?
Prompt 25: Thanks to Debi, I found my own ekphrastic poem. Have a read.
I see the Bodhisattva’s lamp.
In the woods, where you laid low.
And said not a thing.
Your friend, the fisherman,
had brought in sea urchins.
I thought about uni sushi.
There is no moon. Its largeness
emptied out. There is
air, water. Grapes. Lemon peels
curled over a goblet.
Lemon wedge beside glistening
oysters. Yolk of love.
Our hearts flared again.
The prompt is to write to Jan Davidsz de Heem’s painting or any still life visual.
Prompt 26: I like fish. So imagine a story that features fish. Or fishing. Make it metaphorical ok?
Prompt 27: This image via Magpie Tales seems to suggest a film noir whose style is low key lighting and unbalanced composition and whose genres include gangster films, police, gothic romance to the social problem picture (Wikipedia). Classical Hollywood era: early 1940s to the late 1950s. So the prompt is to write to this or any image of film noir.