ekphrazein reading series

I curate the Ekphrazein reading series, a program which enlists poets and performing artists in an extended exploration of one archetypal image from the physical collection at the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) located in Midtown Manhattan. Coming from the Greek ek, “out,” and phrasis, “speak,” the verb ekphrazein means to call a visual object by name. It is the description of one artwork by another medium, thus allowing each form to illuminate and enhance the other.

Read an article I wrote about the series here.
Learn more about ARAS here.

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