Poets on Paintings: A Bibliography

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McFarland, Feb 23, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 341 pages
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Ekphrasis, the description of pictorial art in words, is the subject of this bibliography. More specifically, some 2500 poems on paintings are catalogued, by type of publication in which they appear and by poet. Also included are 2000 entries on the secondary literature of ekphrasis, including works on sculpture, music, photography, film, and mixed media.

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I think it is great that someone has taken the time to begin to compile the wide range of poems being written on art--be it films, sculpture, photography, painting, etc....

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Honestly, I only found this book at all because I googled my own name. 5 stars for being thorough and boring.

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Robert D. Denham is John P. Fishwick Professor of English Emeritus at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He has also taught at Emory & Henry College, after which he served as Director of English Programs and Director of the Association of Departments of English for the Modern Language Association. He has written and edited more than twenty-five volumes on Frye.

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