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Reading the Ekphrastic Poem


Thu 09 / 17 / 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Online via Zoom



Limited capacity: Registration Closed

Poet Edward Hirsch writes “Works of art imitate and provoke other works of art; the process is a source of art itself.”  In this 6-session class we’ll read and discuss a selection of ekphrastic poems.  The word ekphrasis is a direct transcription from the Greek ek, “out of,” and phrasis, “speech or expression,” and originally referred to a written passage of visual description.  The ekphrastic poem has evolved from a piece of writing that is purely descriptive to an imaginative work that opens up new ways of encountering both image and language.

Join poet and artist, Marie Pavlicek-Wehrli in this exploration.

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