Poetry inspired by the art of Wordless Stories
Curated by Vashon poets Cal Kinnear and Susan Lynch
During the month-long show, Vashon poets composed verses in response to the work, a process referred to as “Ekphrasis,” from a Greek term meaning the description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise, most often as a dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art.
Says Cal Kinnear, former Vashon Poet Laureate, “Ekphrastic poems are fantastic because they bounce the light off the art in perceptive, nuanced language, adding another layer of depth and emotion. This show, by its very title—Wordless Stories Big and Small… is a natural fit for this style of writing. It gives island poets a chance to interact with island painters, adding words to wordless stories. VCA is serving the community in fine fashion with ideas like these.”
Join us for a closing party for the Wordless Stories exhibit which will feature readings by local poets.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 pm