Ekphrastic Challenge, July 2015: Editor’s Choice
CRUELEST OF ALL ARE THE GODS WHO NEVER FROWN
—Ekphrastic Challenge, July 2015
Editor’s Choice Winner
Comment from the editor, Timothy Green, on his selection: “Part of the fun in making this selection after the artist’s choice is highlighting a poem that’s very different from the other winner. While this month’s image filled many poets with either anxiety or awe, no one but Michael Meyerhofer responded this way—with disdain. Coupled with a voice as sure-footed as these goats on the ledge themselves, the effect is transformative—what were once faces of casual confidence suddenly become smug and menacing. That’s no easy feat, and makes for a truly memorable poem.”
For more on Michael Meyerhofer, visit his website.