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The Art/Poetry Connection by Ellen Goldsmith

April 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ekphrastic poems start with works of art and then go in different directions—description and interpretation, personal and political. This participatory presentation by Ellen Goldsmith will place eight poems beside the images that gave rise to them—Yusef Komunyakaa and Maya Lin; Edward Hirsch and Edward Hopper; Lisel Mueller and Claude Monet; and more. We will end in the galleries to see which works of art stimulate thinking and feeling and might lead us to write.

Ellen Goldsmith is a poet, teacher, and author of Where to Look, 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.” Recent poems have appeared in Antiphon, Connecticut River Review, Dash, Earth’s Daughters, Mount Hope, Off the Coast, Third Wednesday, and The Whirlwind Review. She teaches poetry for Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education, is professor emeritus of The City University of New York, and lives in Cushing, Maine.

Cost: $10 general, including gallery admission


April 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Farnsworth Library
16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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