Ekphrastic Challenge, April 2016: Editor’s Choice
Photograph: “Into the Mystic” by Robert Dash. “[Here, Said the Ocean]” was written by Rodrigo Dela Pena, Jr., for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, April 2016, and selected by Timothy Green as the Editor’s Choice winner.
[HERE, SAID THE OCEAN]
—from Ekphrastic Challenge,
April 2016, Editor’s Choice
Comment from the editor, Timothy Green, on his selection: “I’m always looking for the poem that works—but works like no other. With its concise and confident voice, Rodrigo Dela Pena, Jr., created the most unique artistic object to pair with this photograph. There’s beauty to the lines, but it’s also the kind of poem where imagination transcends intention, that pushes the boundaries of what can be articulated until it becomes something truly new.”