There is a ‘challenges’ space here, and I have an idea to throw out.
Whether this idea has legs depends on the amount of people who create visual images as well as poems, but it's worth asking.
I used to play a game with friends (before the world turned sad and inwards-looking).
The game is based on mail art. One of us would write a poem, then send it to an illustrator, who would illustrate the poem. Then the illustrator would send their illustration to a poet, who would write an ekphrastic based on the illustration.
It created some exiting & intriguing work. Rough, but interesting. Like a crazy game of chinese whispers looping through words and pictures. Half a zine's worth. That's a shimmering thing.
Would anyone here be interested in seeing how/if this worked on the internet? For example, if the starting post was a poem, I’d leap in and stick my hand up and create an image in response to that poem. Then I’d post my image. Then someone else would stick their hand up and create a poem in response to the image, then someone else respond to the poem with an image…
Any thoughts? (and all thoughts welcome, including ones that say this wouldn’t work and/or I should be quieter as a new member).