Ekphrastic Challenge, January 2019: Editor’s Choice
Image: “Belle of the Ball” by Vasu Tolia. “My Mother Was a Dancer and She Never Looked Back” was written by Luigi Coppola for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, January 2019, and selected as the Editor’s Choice.
MY MOTHER WAS A DANCER AND SHE NEVER LOOKED BACK
—from Ekphrastic Challenge
January 2019, Editor’s Choice
Comment from the editor, Timothy Green: “This poem is just flawlessly beautiful. A single sentence—14 lines including the title—flowing seamlessly down the page without a single misplaced word toward meaningful revelation. Don’t turn your head or you’ll miss it.”