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  • adj. pertaining to ekphrasis; clear, lucid

Etymologies

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From ekphrasis.

Examples

  • I offer this ekphrastic poem as a commentary, and as a token of love:

    Scott Cairns: The Dormition of the Mother of God

  • I had never heard of the word a couple years ago when Peter Bray from Benicia emailed me, "Your poem Watching McKinley is ekphrastic."

    FIREFALL painting/poem

  • Watching McKinley --- Painting and poem yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Watching McKinley --- Painting and poem'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: I painted Watching McKinley in July \'04 a year after a vacation to Alaska, and wrote the ekphrastic poem describing the painting in April \'07.'

    Watching McKinley --- Painting and poem

  • So, for example, if a judge only read "nature poetry" and, by implication, that would mean only wanted to read "nature poetry", then it's highly unlikely that the competition's winner would be, say, a spoken word collection or an ekphrastic poetry collection based on Dutch paintings of tavern interiors.

    THOUGHTS WHILE JUDGING POETRY (#2)

  • I've been enjoying much of Tom Clark's ekphrastic writings -- he's certainly one of the more deeply enchanting practitioners of image-inspired poems out there, from a flying flock of Barnacle geese to extending the evocativeness of Egon Schiele .

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • I wonder how much the poet drew inspiration from this particular visual artist (an ekphrastic or two, perhaps?), or if poet and painter are simply of like minds.

    Wednesday Shout Out : Rigoberto González : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • A whole other level of ekphrastic poetry... so much of which becomes a matter of surface description with no bite, not depth of inquiry or emotion even though this form seems the province of lyric and/or formal poets.

    70s classics poetry Ashbery

  • Another sequence, also excerpted here, is Series Magritte, an ongoing succession of poems currently 199 responding to, or placed ekphrastic beside, paintings by the great Belgian surrealist.

    PELICAN DREAMING" POEMS 1959-2008 by MARK YOUNG

  • So, while I had developed my prose poem body of work under the influence of trans-colonial and ekphrastic concerns, it's easy enough to rewrite my work's context as *post-Langpo* not that I mind it, if a critic were inclined to do so.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • There is an automatic assumption in poetry that any first person narrator is automatically the author, unless it is an ekphrastic or historical poem in the voice of a famous person.

    Breakfast in Bed

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