Ekphrasis: Poetry Confronting Art
"Modern ekphrastic poems have generally shrugged off antiquity's obsession with elaborate description, and instead have tried to interpret, inhabit, confront, and speak to their subjects."
Frank O'Hara: A Poet among Painters
"I am not a painter, I am a poet. Why? I think I would rather be a painter, but I am not."
The Kelsey Street Press
"Its founders wanted to give voice to Bay Area women writers who felt compelled to address the historical marginalization of women writers by mainstream publishers."
Wallace Stevens: The Problems of Painters and Poets
"In an age of disbelief, the arts in general are a compensation for what has been lost. Men feel that the imagination is the next greatest power to faith: the reigning prince."
Stan Brakhage: Creating "A World of Love" through Poetry and Film
"Through his insistence on exploring the bounds of perception, poets and other artists felt deeply connected to Brakhage’s work."
Walking, Poems, Buildings: A Poetry and Architecture Collaboration
"The two art forms are similar because of their interest with form, their use of meter or structure, and their stance toward their environments."
Finding the Female Voice: Alice Notley's Poems and Collages
"She repeatedly explores the relationship between collage and poetry, examining what happens when you put words down on a page."
John Ashbery's Convex Mirror
"Ashbery uses specific paintings "as points of departure that discover themselves by meditating on objets d’art, and thus displacing them."
A Portrait of Gertrude Stein
"In 1905, Picasso asked her to sit for a portrait, and the results (not Cubist, but representational) were dark, brooding, and strange."
Lyn Hejinian and Emilie Clark: Overlapping Art
"When an art nut attends the circus he or she expects almost all of what is happening."
Painter Among Poets: The Collaborative Art of George Schneeman
"I never had a problem with art as a social activity," Schneeman said. "I think that an artist has to have a certain disposition for enjoying collaboration."
The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
"Most of his best-known photographs are representative of the 1950s and 1960s Beat scene."
Robert Creeley: Picking Up the Painting's Vibes
"Whereas many lesser poets might have succumbed to writing captions, Creeley creates texts to accompany the paintings that make the words as vital as the images."
Kenneth Patchen's Painted Poems
"It happens that very often my writing with pen is interrupted by my writing with brush, but I think of both as writing."
The Digital Collaborations of Born Magazine
"With the advent of the world wide web, it was possible to fuse texts with images, sounds, motion, animation, and interactivity."
Looking At and Looking Through: Futurism, Dada, & Concrete Poetry
"The twentieth century saw several movements in art and poetry that used typography itself as a medium for meaning."
The Visions of William Blake
"Because of poverty and illness, his visions increased, and the world of angels and dreams made its way into Blake's highly prolific artist life."
Derek Walcott: Tiepolo's Hound
"Written entirely in alternately rhymed couplets, the imagery of Tiepolo's Hound is informed by the landscapes of St. Thomas, St. Lucia, and Paris."
Artist-turned-Poet: Dorothea Tanning's Imaginative Botany
"Tanning has long been known as a friend of poets, and her public shift toward poetry may very well have been due to years of private collaborations and intimacies."
Jenny Holzer: "Multidisciplinary Dweeb"
"Text lets you be very explicit about your subject matter. For all the glories of abstract painting, you can't be explicit about war or whatever your preferred subject is."
Poetry & Graphic Art: The Collaborations of Nick Flynn & Josh Neufeld
"As a writer, it's interesting to talk to other artists and try my hand at different art forms. I'm intrigued by how the arts can overlap."
The Haiga: Haiku, Calligraphy, and Painting
"Haiga paintings are characterized by free and flowing line work and elimination of unnecessary detail."
The New York School of Poets and Painters
"They appeared frequently in each other's work and letters, read together, worked on literary journals, and became champions of each other’s poetry and artwork."
Poetry at "The Gates"
"With 7,500 16-foot-high gates draped in orange fabric along 23 miles of footpaths, the public art installation has been billed as a 'visual golden river.'"
Romare Bearden: New York Scenes
"He infused scenes of urban life with tantalizing narrative detail, making everything from a brothel to a Harlem street come alive with an approach typical of a lyric poet."
La Generacion del 27: Dalí, Buñuel, and Lorca
"Poetry is the basic text, the foundation of the human order. Surrealism is revolutionary because it is a return to the beginning of all beginnings."
Joe Brainard:"I Remember"
"He was a master of collage and assemblage, and so an obsessive collector of materials and appropriator of images."
Visual Verse: Poetry Meets Fabric
"A lot of our quilters did the best work they’ve ever done while collaborating with poets."