I am very pleased to have had my poem “La Maja Desnuda” published in The Ekphrastic Review. I have a great love for ekphrastic poems and write several every year, not only about paintings but statues, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, etc. I like to push poetry into encounters with other art forms. So I am very happy Lorette C. Luzajic is editing this review. Other ekphrastic journals have come and gone, while Lorette’s is not only active but thriving. My thanks to her for adding my submission to her current selection.