artstream exhibition February & March 2014

Canyons and Myths

Edibeth Farrington and Megan Bogonovich

Opening Feb 7 5:30-7:00pm featuring Ekphrastic Art IV

During the opening we will host four poets who have chosen an artwork which inspired them to write and perform a poem about the work. This is our fourth ekphrastic art experience at artstream to date.

From 6-7 p.m. during the opening we will have live readings from the following poets:

John-Michael Albert is the author of The Bird Catcher, New and Selected Poems (Moon Pie Press, 2012) and Cardamom Cravings, Notes for an Autobiography (Sargent Press, 2012). He is also the editor of The 2008 and The 2010 Poets' Guide to New Hampshire. He served as the 8th Portsmouth (NH) Poet Laureate.

Patricia Frisella lives on a tree farm with her husband and a menagerie of creatures large and small. Past President of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, she has a collection of poems published most recently in Liberation Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Tontongi & Jill Netchinsky (Trilingual Press, 2011). She won the 2012 International Merit Reward from Atlanta Review.

Mark DeCarteret met up with some lit-luck as of late at BlazeVOX, coconut, Confrontation, Gargoyle, Ghost Town, Hunger Mountain, St. Petersburg Review, The Stillwater Review, THRUSH, Toad Suck Review and Welter.

S Stephanie's poetry and book reviews have appeared in many literary magazines such as, Birmingham Poetry Review, Cafe Review, Rattle, The Southern Review, St. Petersburg Review, The Sun and Third Coast. She has two chapbooks, Throat (Igneus Press) and What the News Seemed to Say (Pudding House). She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a nurse. She divides her time between Manchester, where she is currently an adjunct teacher of Composition, Women's Literature, and Poetry at the NH Institute of Art and Portsmouth. In her spare time (if she has any) she learning the Art of Typewriter Cleaning and Repair.




ekphrastic art

Ekphrasis or ecphrasis, from the Greek description of a work of art, possibly imaginary, produced as a rhetorical exercise, and is a graphic, often dramatic, description of a visual work of art. In ancient times it referred to a description of any thing, person, or experience. The word comes from the Greek ek and phrasis, 'out' and 'speak' respectively, verb ekphrazein, to proclaim or call an inanimate object by name.