Art on Art - Ekphrasis

14th March 2012 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
Ekphrasis is the graphic and often dramatic description of a work of visual art. Throughout history art has inspired and fuelled the imaginations of poets.

From the ancient Greeks to Grayson Perry, the work of our greatest artist has found new life on the printed page. Poet in the City is delighted to present celebrated poet Imtiaz Dhaker in conversation, as we explore the roots of this timeless creative relationship between two art forms.

Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and documentary film maker. She has published five poetry collections: Purdah and other poems (1988); Postcards from god (1997); I speak for the devil (2001); The terrorist at my table (2006); and Leaving Fingerprints (2009) (Bloodaxe).

Pascale Petit worked as a visual artist before becoming a poet. She has published five poetry collections: Heart of a Deer (1998), The Zoo Father (2001), The Huntress (2005), The Treekeeper's Tale (2008) and What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (2010). Her latest collection, What the Water Gave Me, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize, Wales Book of the Year, and was a book of the year in the Observer. She tutors poetry courses for Tate Modern and is currently the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Paul O’Kane is an artist and lecturer at Camberwell Art College and across London.

This event is the final event in the Writing on the Wall series of three New Audiences events celebrating the relationship between poetry and art

Carmela Pietrangelo conducted interviews with Imtiaz Dharker and Pascale Petite.
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