Posts Tagged ‘ ekphrasis ’

The House On The Hill by Alan Summers – the other bunny


The House on the Hill

Alan Summers- house on the hill

Alan Summers

Ekphrastic haibun inspired by:
‘House on the Hill’ by Helen Garrett
Oil on board (80cm x 70cm)
Victoria Art Gallery exhibition: Towards the Unknown
(24 November – 13 January 2008)


Source: The House On The Hill – the other bunny

Three Pantoums by Lo Kwa Mei-en | The Offing

Northern Mockingbird on sculpture by Dale Chihuly, Dallas Arboretum

© Robert Nunnally

Three Pantoums by Lo Kwa Mei-en | The Offing.

An Online Course with Amy King — Apostrophe, Odes, Ekphrasis, Oh My! : : The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative

Apostrophe, Odes, Ekphrasis, Oh My! | The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative.

Writers on Craft: Amy King / The Fictionaut Blog


The Fictionaut Blog.

from Amy King: Feel like this at least once when you write, if possible:

You may not believe in magic but something very strange is happening at this very moment. Your head has dissolved into thin air and I can see the rhododendrons through your stomach. It’s not that you are dead or anything dramatic like that, it is simply that you are fading away and I can’t even remember your name.

–Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet

22nd Awards Ceremony, Poems of Ekphrasis Readings and Reception, Capital Community College, Hartford CT, January 26, 2013, 1pm – 3 pm


In addition to the art gallery exhibition and the 22nd Arts Awards Cerremony, The National Arts Program Foundation in collaboration with the Free Poets Collective presents feature poets reading original poems of ekphrasis, based on six students’ art works that have been selected as juried prize winners.

The tradition of ekphrasis in poetry which dates back to the ancient Greeks is a popular and engaging form of poetry today. In its traditional form ekphrasis serves to describe or represent works of art, but in the hands of modern poets like Ann Lauterbach and Barbara Guest, the practice becomes a looser, process-oriented act concerned with historical and other contextual  factors in which the art work was created and exists. Ironically, the ancient Greeks also participated in this looser act of poem-making.

The Feature Poets will include:

Roselyn Vasquez
L.Nu Nuu.Smith
Lorna Cyr
Roger Ochs
Anastasia Isabella Poetry
Donna Fleischer

Live Music by:

Gale Gardiner

Event Moderator:

Amber Albin

brightstupidconfetti: Authors on Artists: Amy King on Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington, and Frida Kahlo

brightstupidconfetti: Authors on Artists: Amy King on Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington, and Frida Kahlo.

May’s Featured Poet – Lori Desrosiers at Contemporary American Voices

Lori Desrosiers –

The Balance Stone
~ after a sculpture of the same name by Isamu Noguchi

there used to be another stone
the ghost stone is not there
above the stone that is

the stone that is is on the roof
of the building where air passes
through windows that are not there

like the quartz gathered in the woods
near the house a child used to live in
who used to be me

the ghost of the child
is balanced on the roof
of what I have forgotten

Lori Desrosiers
Contemporary American Voices
Visions, Voices, and Verses (Exiles Press, 2012)

Haiku of Ekphrasis by Alan Summers / Area 17

Claude Monet
French, Giverny, 1891

Monet’s pain–
the shadows of haybales
lengthening the sunset

Alan Summers
Area 17

A Reading of “The Red Photogram” by Donna Fleischer on Art Note / UNregular Radio, Boston – July 17, 2011,10:30 am

Ellen Carey's "The Red Photogram" 2001

A podcast of this reading is available at Boston’s UNregular Radio. For further reading about ekphrasis, the Academy of American Poets has a fine essay, entitled, “Ekphrasis: Poetry Confronting Art“. Issa’s Untidy Hut has an introductory essay on the Japanese-derived haibun form, “The American Haibun by Donna Fleischer.