The Neon Rosary - ekphrases in tiny prose poems by Lorette C. Luzajic
Luzajic is the founder and editor of “The Ekphrastic Review.” She also teaches poetry, writes, edits and much more. According to her Bio “she views art as a way for people to connect with others in different times, places and idea frameworks.”Amazon USA
The Neon Rosary
ekphrases in tiny prose poems
by Lorette C. Luzajic
Copyright 2023, Cyberwit
- Publisher : Cyberwit.net (February 18, 2023)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 68 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9395224614
- ISBN-13 : 978-9395224611
- Item Weight : 3.53 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.17 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,061,330 in Books
Review by LB Sedlacek
Lorette Luzajic offers up ekphrastic poetry in small prose poems just as the title of her book indicates. It’s a refreshing presentation of poems about art and artists.
Luzajic is the founder and editor of “The Ekphrastic Review.” She also teaches poetry, writes, edits and much more. According to her Bio “she views art as a way for people to connect with others in different times, places and idea frameworks.”
She has certainly accomplished this in her new collection. Her poems are inspired by art!
The poems are well-developed. There’s plenty of imagery. These poems show Luzajic at the top of her poetry writing game.
There is a connection in the poems. The poet’s distinct voice is lean but the language is very visual.
From the poem “Masquerade”:
after Masquerade, by Mariano Fortuny (Spain) 1868
“We have forgotten the boats of Venice and the masked men that
followed us later that year, through the mist and the snaking streets of
Vienna. If it was a dream, you don’t remember it. Oh, we all have
masks, mine was soft blue leather, cuffed like a bearded lizard, a puff
These poems are brilliantly illustrative. They are full of a dazzling intelligence. The poems seem intimate and understated with metaphors and symbolism. The poems are skillful in that it takes a certain talent to be able to absorb and understand a work of art much less translate what you are seeing, feeling and experiencing into writing a poem about it all.
“The Neon Rosary” is an outstandingly crafted book of poems. It pulls the imagination into a multidimension of style and verse. It is reflective and complex. It is a poet’s stripped-down exploration of an artwork’s soul.
~LB Sedlacek is the author of several books of poetry including “Swim,” “Night Swim,” “The Poet Next Door,” “Simultaneous Submissions,” and “Words and Bones.” Her most recent short stories collections include “Motor Addiction & The Renovator” and “The Jackalope Committee & Other Short Stories.”