Ekphrasis first began as a rhetorical form used by the ancient Greeks. Defined by Webster’s as “a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art,” it remains one of the oldest forms of artistic analysis, dating back to Homer’s description of Achilles’ blacksmith god-​created shield in The Illiad. This form…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Three ekphrastic pieces paired with mid-​20th century crime photography
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