The Poetry of Art with poet Ellen Goldsmith

April 26, 2012
Thursday, 1:30–3 p.m.
Farnsworth Library and Galleries
In this free workshop, students will make a connection between poetry and art. Many poets have been inspired by works of art, and The Poetry of Art will begin with a few poems written in response to famous works of art. With a prompt, participants will proceed to a gallery to choose an artwork to write about. The workshop will end with an exploration of poetry/art connections. This program is part of Poetry Month Rockland, a city-wide celebration of poetry as an art form, produced by the Rockland Public Library in conjunction with National Poetry Month.
Facilitator Ellen Goldsmith is the author of two chapbooks – Such Distances and No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect, which won the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 1997 chapbook contest and was described by Dennis Nurkse, the contest judge, as an “incandescent collection.” Her poems have appeared in a number of publications including Bangor Metro, California Quarterly, the Kerf, Off the Coast and Wolf Moon Journal. A resident of Cushing, she is a docent at the Farnsworth Art Museum.
Location: Farnsworth library and galleries
Seating: limited to 10 people
Cost: free of charge


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