|Publisher:||Time Being Books|
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
What People are Saying About This
Imaginary Museum does more than conjure pre-existing works of art. Through the alchemy of language it offers another view -- the complexity of another mind deepening our gaze: the simultaneous apprehension of landscapes internal and external merging in shimmering form.
author of School Figures
Countless poets have felt called upon to write poems to and about their favorite paintings. but I know of no other volume that has undertaken as ambitious a course as Joseph Stanton's Imaginary Museum, a veritable Prado of Poems. It is most attractive in its completeness and, at the same time, it its loving concentration on individual paintings. Thus it is a work deserving of repeated visits.
editor of Quarterly Review of Literature
Joseph Stanton's poems on art exhibit a subtle collaboration with the artist. His poems on pictures convey a narrative inspired by, not imposed upon, the visible stories. They are poems of mood and meditation, and they make you want to look at the paintings again and read these wonderful poems again and again.
editor of Kaimana
Joseph Stanton has organized this outstanding collection...as if it were a museum tour. He enters the space of artifact after artifact, filling his poems with story....Stanton's skillful handling of poems about art should come as no surprise. He has studied and written extensively about the aesthetics of the ekphrastic stance -- working out in theory what actually takes place when a poet writes a poem about an art piece. Imaginary Museum is not, however, a book of theory. It is a stunning collection of lyrical poetry...What rises over the full range of these poems is the clear, lyric voice of a masterful ekphrastic poet.Editors of Ekphrastic