Ekphrasis is a response to one work of art through another medium, in which the response is also a unique work of art—for example, a poem about a painting. In honor of National Poetry Month, Sally Ashton will consider connections between image and text using her own poetry and other poets’ work. She will explore works of art that incorporate text—like those featured in the exhibition Mark My Word—as well as artworks that originate from text. Ashton is editor-in-chief of the DMQ Review, a online journal of poetry and art, and teaches at San Jose State University. She was recently Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County.
Lunchtime Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center. Visitors are welcome to bring food and beverages.