Ekphrasis Poetry in the Age of New Media Workshop w Ruben Quesada | Feb 1 - Feb 29 | Online

This workshop will explore the impact of new media on ekphrasis poetry, which describes visual art through poetic language. We will examine contemporary examples of ekphrasis poetry and use new media, including video and multimedia poems, and the intersection of ekphrasis and social justice. A case study of poems including Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf 2014) will illustrate how new media can be used to address social justice issues through ekphrasis poetry. You will be encouraged to experiment with new media in your own ekphrasis poetry as a means of addressing social justice issues. By the end of the course, you will have a deeper understanding of the potential of new media in the context of ekphrasis poetry and its relevance in the age of social justice.

Register for this workshop

Thursdays, Feb 1 - Feb 29, 6 - 8pm (Pacific Time), 5 weeks
Zoom | Online Workshop
Total Fee: 
Discounted Early Registration is due seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Discounted Early Registration: $259 (cash/check); $268 (Paypal). | Tuition Registration: $274 (cash/check); $283 (PayPal).

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The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters opposes the legitimation of bigotry, hate, and misinformation. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and languages as essential to crossing the boundaries of difference. To that end, we seek to maintain a creative environment in which every employee, faculty member, and student feels safe, respected, and comfortable — even while acknowledging that poems, stories, and essays delve into uncomfortable subjects. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with complex identities. We understand that to know the world is to write the world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming diversity and open inquiry.