“Art imitates. So art also, naturally, imitates art. How could it be otherwise? The second cave painting must have emulated the first, and the second story ever told was a sequel. We crave more—and more from—what delights us. So when poetry crosses the boundaries of genre and takes as its subject another work, a visual work, we are in the realm of ekphrasis.” — Gregory Loselle
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Art to Art: Ekphrastic Poetry — “The first time I committed ekphrasis was in 1995 at the Guggenheim. It was a small painting by Georg Baselitz that caused in me the Stendhal syndrome. Floating amid concentric circles painted in reds and browns, a dwarfish man with malformed limbs. Crude sketches of serpents and snakes create a vortex around him. Seemingly bewildered, his eyes are fused open and mouth agape…” [click to read more of my essay]
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“I love the art form of compression. I’m really interested in saying a lot in very few words; it’s one of the reasons I was drawn to poetry,” said Baugher.
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“You couldn’t ask for a better or braver traveling companion than poet Baugher. Her stunning debut book of poems, Coördinates of Yes (Ahadada Books, 2010) offers the reader reflective and meaningful insights on how to see and navigate through foreign landscapes, grand works of master artists, and the near visible outline of kindred relationships, both past and present…” [click to read more of this book review from the Boxcar Poetry Review] Continue reading
My début collection, Coördinates of Yes (Ahadada, 2010), is currently cataloged at over two dozen libraries across the nation, as well as United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, and Australia.
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Dorland Mountain Arts Colony
Nonfiction Writing Resident
July 1 – July 29, 2017
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