Art and Poetry Exercise

As many of us have discussed lately, both in class and on the blog, poetry often intersects with a variety of other art forms. We become inspired by art or mimic it in our poetry.

Try writing a poem about a piece of artwork. It could be a painting, sculpture, movie, song, etc.

An extra challenge: use language specific to the type of art that you’re describing (art/music jargon, etc.)

This exercise incorporates our 5 senses into poetry in ways that may not always be present or obvious. It also causes us to think about what separates different forms of art.

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