Call for Ekphrastic Writing


Filipino American Artist Directory is sponsoring an ongoing project and Call for Poems & Other Writings inspired by the Directory’s artists.  Ekphrasis relates to “the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on” artworks so as “to amplify and expand its meaning” (see Poetry Foundation).

To participate and submit, writers are asked to write on any artwork by the artists in the Filipino American Artist Directory—you may choose images on our website, or on the individual artists’ websites. We are open to poems, flash fiction, and other creative writings.

You don’t have to be Filipino to submit work for this project.

This feature will be edited by Eileen R. Tabios who has written numerous ekphrasis poems, art-inspired fiction, as well as art criticism.  Send your writings, with reference to the artwork, as well as a bio to Eileen through

In addition to publication, participating poets and writers will receive one of Eileen R. Tabios’ ekphrasis poetry collections: either Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole which reflects abstract expressionist art or SUN STIGMATA which reflects sculpture.