Across the state of Maryland budding young poets are putting pen to paper to write ekphrastic poetry. Using iconic images of American art found in the National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America, the Maryland Humanities Council’s team of poets Laura Shovan, Liz Rees, Julia Kudravetz, Adele Steiner and Matthew Smith are teaching students to write poems about art. Click here to read more about a Fallingwater salad; a cityscape of rubies and diamonds; a broken hearted house by a railroad; climbing ladders that twist and turn; and a scythe that feels like a gun.
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What would it feel like to be a flamingo? Imagine standing in an isolated marsh, your only companions a flock of pink birds. What would you smell or feel, hear and see? (more…)
Could you imagine living in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water with the rush of water right beneath your house? Remember how you delighted in N.C. Weyth’s illustrations for Last of the Mohicans? Who could forget the haunting faces captured in Dorthea Lange’s Migrant Mother and Children? And, who could not be inspired by the iconic image of Washington Crossing the Delaware?