Congratulations to the winners of the Power of the Poets contest!
Ellen Chang-Richardson, All we are, are cavities based on Abbas Akhavan’s variations on a landscape
Shannon Quinn, A Beautiful Math based on Carlos Amorales’ Black Cloud
Antranik Tchalekian, Fragments/ memory (after Cross Fade) based on Latifa Echakhch’s Cross Fade
Karen Sylvia Rockwell, exposure therapy based on Rashid Johnson’s Anxious Audience
Eleni Gouliaras, Capitalism *2mg based on Michael Landy’s DEMONSTRATION
The Power Plant and the Toronto International Festival of Authors are excited to co-present POWER OF THE POETS, an ekphrastic poetry contest!
Ekphrastic poetry is poetry written about a work of art, often striving to connect what we see with feelings, memories and other insights. Well known examples include Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats and Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by William Carlos Williams.
In celebration of April as National Poetry Month, we invite you to write your own ekphrastic poem, inspired by one of The Power Plant’s five Clerestory Commissions: