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The Ekphrastic Moment: Pictures Out of Words with Sharon Dolin (via Zoom)

January 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


This one-day intensive will be held on Sunday, January 15, 12:30-4:30 PM EST via Zoom.

With images being central to so much poetry, visual art, the sister art to poetry, provides a rich storehouse of imagery for our poems. Using one reproduction or a series of reproductions, in this hands-on workshop, we try out different approaches to creating the ekphrastic moment in our writing. Please bring at least one reproduction of a piece of visual art (or else a small series by the same artist) that you want to engage with for this workshop. The aim is to generate drafts of one or more poems.

Sharon Dolin is the author of seven poetry books, most recently: Imperfect Present, Manual for Living, Whirlwind, and Burn and Dodge, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, a prose memoir entitled Hitchcock Blonde, as well as two books she translated from Catalan by Gemma Gorga. She has been awarded a 2021 NEA in Translation, the Malinda A. Markham Translation Prize, and the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, selected by Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Her book of translations, Late to the House of Words: Selected Poems by Gemma Gorga, was shortlisted for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize. Sharon Dolin lives in New York City where she is Associate Editor of Barrow Street Press and directs Writing About Art in Barcelona, a creative writing workshop.


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January 15
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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