In this 2 hour craft talk, we will discuss ekphrasis as well as examples of famous poems which include ekphrastic techniques (e.g. William Carlos Williams, “Landscape With the Fall of Icarus” and Anne Sexton “The Starry Night”). We will also read “The Liturgy of the Flesh” (from the chapbook Gifts Without Wrapping. The poem is a comment on Jorie Graham’s ekphrastic piece “At Luca Signiorelli’s Resurrection of the Body.” We will discuss techniques to utilize wile writing your own ekphrastic poems.
Up to 20 students will be allowed to audit the class via Zoom. The link will be sent at the time of registration and the day before the class.
teaches literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Choiński’s research focuses on Digital Humanities and the literature of the American South. His latest book Southern Hyperboles
was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2020. He has published essays, poems and translations of poetry in journals in Poland, US, UK and Canada. Choiński’s chapbook, Gifts Without Wrapping
was published by Hedgehog Press. He was a guest lectuer, teaching literature and creative writing at various universities in the US (Yale University, University of South Carolina, Salem State Univesity, and College of Charleston), UK (Queens University), and Italy (University of Padua). In 2020, he was awarded with senior Fulbright Fellowship at Yale University.