Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2015: Editor’s Choice
—Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2015
Editor’s Choice Winner
Comment from the the editor on his selection: “From Boston, where the photograph was actually taken, we journey down to the other end of Route 9. Willitts did his homework to bring the town of Laurel, Delaware, to life with the sense of false nostalgia that inhabits much of Americana. Both funny and sad, it made me see the photograph in an unexpected way.”
Note: This poem has been published exclusively online as part of our monthly Ekphrastic Challenge, in which we ask poets to respond to an image provided by a selected artist. This June, the image was a photograph by Alisa Golden. We received 141 entries, and the artist and Rattle‘s editor each chose their favorite. Golden’s choice was posted the previous Friday. For more information on the Ekphrastic Challenge visit its page. See other poets’ responses or post your own by joining our Facebook group.