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Welcome to the LNP Program, "Exploring Ekphrasis" hosted by Captain B2 & Greyeyes Smith
An ekphrastic work is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined. In this way, a painting may represent a sculpture, and vice versa; a poem portray a picture; a sculpture depict a heroine of a novel; in fact, given the right circumstances, any art may describe any other art, especially if a rhetorical element, standing for the sentiments of the artist when they created their work, is present.
According to the Poetry Foundation, "an ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art."
The word ekphrasis comes from the Greek for the written description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise often used in the adjectival form ekphrastic.
Every other Saturday, we will be sharing ekphrastic poetry inspired by the artwork prompts from each of our program related contests, and we invite you to call in and read your work.