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The Image and the Verse: How Paintings Are Translated into Poems with Michał Choiński (via Zoom)

October 8, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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 while writing your own ekphrastic poems.

NB: This class will take place ON ZOOM ONLY. The link will be sent when registering and the day before the class.

Michał Choiński 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 lecturer, teaching literature and creative writing at various universities in the US (Yale University, University of South Carolina, Salem State University, and College of Charleston), UK (Queens University), and Italy (University of Padua). In 2020, he was awarded with senior Fulbright Fellowship at Yale University.


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October 8, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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