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Ekphrasis: Poetry and Art in Conversation
February 15, 7-9 pm

Ekphrasis is a Greek word for poetry about art. This event takes its inspiration from that word in pairing poets with visual artists. Five poets have been writing about five artists’ work for the last few months. Come hear their poems and see the art that inspired it on display. Join us on Thursday, February 15 for this reading and pop-up gallery and a panel discussion with the artists.

Matthew Landrum holds an MFA from Bennington College. His poems and translations have recently appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, AGNI, Clarion Review, and Pusteblume. His chapbook The Homeland –– Translations from the German of Katharina Müller was published by Coldhub Press in 2017.

Christina Kallery has been previously published in Failbetter, Rattle, The Hiram Poetry Review, The MacGuffin, Poetry Motel and other publications. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan and recently moved to New York from the Detroit area.

Christine Darragh is a poet, bookbinder, and design consultant. Her work has appeared in Structo Magazine and Topology Magazine. She lives in Ann Arbor.

Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and is a poetry student in University of Michigan’s MFA program. His writings have been given homes by The Collagist, The Journal, Word Riot, and The Offing, among others. You can find him online at and @Marlin_Poet.

Ronica (Bhattacharya) Dhar was born in Southfield, raised in Troy, and recently returned to Detroit after a dozen years in New York. She authored Bijou Roy (St. Martin’s, 2010), a novel set partially in Michigan. Her tiny collection of palm-in-the-hand stories titled Textiles is available at Signal-Return.

Leah Waldo (Sculptor)

Michelle (Entymologist)

Angelo Sherman (Painter)

Mandisa Smith (Textile)

Justin Milhouse (Photographer)

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