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Ekphrastic Poetry

poet Bhisham Bherwani, Poetry NYC, Poetry Workshops
with Bhisham Bherwani
Date and Time: 
February 27, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
March 6, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
March 13, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
March 20, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
March 27, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
April 3, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Event Location: 
Conference Room

The thumbprint of visual art is discernible in so much of modern and contemporary poetry. Wittingly (or, unwittingly), poets evoke the visual arts in different ways to inform their work. Visual art can instruct poets about the creative process, extending metaphors for themes that may be personal, social or political. In this workshop participants’ poems will be considered from the perspective of their relationship to painting, sculpture, architecture and photography. During the course, participants will compose a short manuscript of poems.

Bhisham Bherwani is the author of the poetry collection The Second Night of the Spirit and editor of an anthology of modern and contemporary poetry in English (including translations) from India (Atlanta Review, 2012). He has been the recipient of fellowships from The Frost Place, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ucross Foundation, and the Jentel Artist Residency Program. A graduate of Cornell University and New York University, he teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Class Registration Guidelines
Open to all; no applications needed but registration is required; call (212) 431-7920 x2832 or email

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies