Bradfield | Self-Ekphrasis

Elizabeth Bradfield

Are you a painter, photographer, cartoonist, sculptor AND poet? What are the possibilities and pitfalls of inviting your own visual art to rest alongside poetry? How can image and text sing, complicate, harmonize with and not merely repeat one another? From broadsides to haibun to erasures to other pairings, we’ll examine and explore how the whole might become more than the sum of its parts. We’ll look at work by Matthea Harvey, Nikky Finney, Claudia Rankine, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Mary Ruefle, Terrance Hayes, and more. Bring your own pairings, and we’ll provide opportunity for conversation and critique.