- Publisher: The Poetry Loft
- Editor: Beatrice Lazarus
- Available in: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-0-578-13531-1
- Published: September 15, 2014
My poem, The Name of the Painting: on Titian’s Rape of Europa, was published in this anthology, edited by Beatrice Lazarus, with an introduction by B.K. Fisher.
Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art presents a sumptuous array of ekphrastic poems by contemporary New England poets responding to masterworks in New England museums. Answering the call, poets such as Rafael Campo, Alfred Corn, Alan Feldman, Alice B. Fogel, and Fred Marchant respond with ardor to paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Titian, Van Gogh, and others. Lay Bare the Canvas also includes the winning and finalist poems of the Loft Prize for Poetry (2013), judged by nationally acclaimed poet Denise Duhamel.
To enhance the reading experience, images of the artworks along with informative notes about the museum pieces are presented on a CD accompanying the book. A wonderful companion for anyone with a passion for verse and art, Lay Bare the Canvas is a testament to the vitality of the ekphrastic art form.
Lay Bare the Canvas provides bountiful pleasures. Ekphrastic poetry by some of our finest contemporary poets strikes a particularly New England tone: art-smart, seriously meditative, and strongly grounded…a substantial collection.
— Cathleen Calbert