When I saw Spank the Carp journal's ekphrastic poetry contest, the artwork drew me in right away with its rich, colorful texture and intriguing figure at the center. The artwork is by Elizabeth Darrow, who kindly gave permission for me to share it here with you.
UPCOMING EVENT: Speaking of ekphrastic poetry... :)
THIS FRIDAY, May 20th, I'll be reading original poems inspired by members of The Flagler Beach Photography Club at Flagler Woman's Club. (The meeting starts at 6:00 PM and I'll be presenting four poems at about 7:00.) I was invited to write and share the poems after writing "The Bow Frog," inspired by a photograph by David Bowers, Flagler Beach Photography Club President. (See the photo and poem together here.)
IN OTHER NEWS I am pleased to announce that my poem, Wrds, received a citation from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.