Title: Innovations in Contemporary Poetry: Ekphrastic/collaborative practice
Speakers: Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool), Denise Saul (freelance writer), and Helen Tookey (Liverpool John Moores University). Introduced by Jane Yeh (Open University).
The seminars are free and open to all and will take place at Senate House, University of London. Venue map for Senate House.
Poets have long been inspired to write about their responses to works of art in other media, a tradition known as ekphrasis. Within a contemporary context, how are poets reinvigorating the ekphrastic tradition and expanding the concept of ekphrasis through their diverse practices? This session will consider the interplay between poetry and visual art, text and image, language and non-verbal art pieces (including video, music, and dance), as well as the collaborative modes and interdisciplinary processes that particular writers and artists have recently used to generate innovative work. The speakers are all practising poets who will discuss and read from their work.