Ekphrastic May: Poems from Home
Stuck at home during COVID-19, members of the Guilford Poets Guild recently engaged in an ekphrastic exercise of writing poems inspired by works of art in their own homes. Similar to seeing rooms on Zoom, these poems offer a unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of these local poets.
- Summertime, Evelyn Atreya
- November Walk with Andrea, Gordy Whiteman
- Heist, Jen Payne
- Eagles Mere, Summer 2020, Gwen Gunn
- Sea Turtle Breaking Through, Carol Altieri
- Stairway to the Stars, Juliana Harris
- Cotton Candy, Dan Goldberg
- A Wave, Ed Walker
- Sharing a Room with Two Other Women, Patricia Horn O’Brien
- Le Bal à Bougival, Sharon Olson
Ekphrastic poetry is a response to a visual work of art, often a vivid, dramatic work that takes a painting, sculpture, or other artwork as its inspiration.
In June, GPG poets will be writing about COVID-19, and their reflections on the pandemic. Watch www.guilfordpoetsguild.org for more!