Ekphrasis is an exercise in appreciating the complexities of another’s work of art & deriving from it a unique meaning, thus allowing the mind to roam within the confines of an unfamiliar portrait; ensnared & unbound.
For the contest, we asked creatives to pick between three prompts provided by each of the publications; Summer Night chosen by Swim Press, The Lost Tribe nominated by healthline zine, & The Cloudscent Journal's pick of Falling Star - all of which resonate individually with the magazines' ethos.
In this booklet, we present to you the six entries that spoke to us & our guest judges Ashley Hajimirsadeghi (poetry) & M. T. Khan (prose) the most, the ones that made us reconsider the original art, the ones that led us to question our worlds & the ways we exist within them.
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You'll get six of the most phenomenal pieces of writing Swim Press, Cloudscent, and healthline have ever read in a gorgeous 46-page issue.