Poetry and Art in Conversation: A Virtual Writing Workshop

October 24, 2021 – Via Zoom

12-1:30pm CST

This program is inspired by Theorem, an exhibition by Antonia Contro with Elizabeth Bradfield currently on view in Barnsworth Gallery, located on the Farnsworth House property. Led by poet Elizabeth Bradfield, during this program, participants will read poems inspired by art–from Ranier Maria Rilke to Claudia Rankine–and, guided by prompts, experiment with writings of their own in response to visual art. By looking at visual art, new stories can be discovered, new conversations can be invited. No previous experience is required, and all are welcome to participate.

Photo by Miriam Doan

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Elizabeth Bradfield is author of five books of poetry, most recently, Theorem, a collaboration with visual artist Antonia Contro.  Of Theorem, Philip Yenawine writes, “Consummate artists with unquestionable command of their separate vocabularies, their barrier-free interplay of words and images provokes associations, connected yet never literal, accessible but fluid.” Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and elsewhere.  Bradfield is editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press (www.broadsidedpress.org), which publishes monthly collaborations between writers and artists, and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University.