Beyond the Canvas: Expanding Ekphrasis


  • Kelly Weber
March 23, 1-3pm EST

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Beyond the Canvas: Expanding Ekphrasis

Many beautiful poems have been written about paintings and photographs, but ekphrasis can encompass so many more types of media, like songs and television. In this generative writing and discussion class, we will discuss examples of ekphrastic poetry that go beyond the canvas before writing our own. Poems we discuss may include, but are not limited to, works by KB Brookins, Ocean Vuong, and K. Iver. Participants will be given prompts and writing time, with the opportunity to briefly discuss and share at the end of class.

About Kelly Weber

KELLY WEBER (she/they) holds an MFA from Colorado State University and is the author of the chapbook The Dodo Heart Museum (dancing girl press, 2021). Their work has received Pushcart nominations and has appeared or is forthcoming in The Laurel Review, Brevity, The Missouri Review, Cream City Review, Palette Poetry, Southeast Review, Passages North, and elsewhere. She lives in Colorado with two rescue cats. More of their work can be found at

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Beyond the Canvas: Expanding Ekphrasis

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