“In the Museum of Cold Ideas” by Ginny Lowe ConnorsPosted by Timothy Green
Ekphrastic Challenge, February 2016: Editor’s Choice
Photograph: “Met” by Dave Thewlis. “In the Museum of Cold Ideas” was written by Ginny Lowe Connors for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, February 2016, and selected by Timothy Green as the Editor’s Choice winner.
Comment from the editor: “From a beautifully composed, but also earthly and human photograph, Ginny Lowe Connors builds an otherworldly science fiction realm, one that grips and unsettles from the first line. Dave Thewlis’s photograph, for me, conjured a feeling of journey and connection, so it was shocking to see a poem create the oppose, a sense of isolation and disconnect. It’s also just a well-written and imaginative poem, on top of that.”
For more information in Ginny Lowe Connors, visit her website.