Event Title

Death Forever Swooping

Presenter Information

Emily Paulison, Colby CollegeFollow

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

A Winkelsucher Poem is a poem that acts as a side-angle lens. For our class we scoured the museum for an inspirational piece of art. The trick is to write a poem about a portion of the art that is not the main focus of the piece. Instead the poem is about a sidelong glance, a shadow, a figure in the reeds that pulls out a story or an image or an imagined life for a character or scene. This poem champions what is in the periphery and to bring it into focus. My poem is inspired by Death Swoops (Death Reclining) (Death Strangling Children) by Kathe Kollwitz. My goal was to take the young girl in the background of the artwork escaping Deaths clutches and give her a story. I attempt to give her emotions and memories and a life that was not given to her in the art.

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Creative Writing Program

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

498

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Death Forever Swooping

A Winkelsucher Poem is a poem that acts as a side-angle lens. For our class we scoured the museum for an inspirational piece of art. The trick is to write a poem about a portion of the art that is not the main focus of the piece. Instead the poem is about a sidelong glance, a shadow, a figure in the reeds that pulls out a story or an image or an imagined life for a character or scene. This poem champions what is in the periphery and to bring it into focus. My poem is inspired by Death Swoops (Death Reclining) (Death Strangling Children) by Kathe Kollwitz. My goal was to take the young girl in the background of the artwork escaping Deaths clutches and give her a story. I attempt to give her emotions and memories and a life that was not given to her in the art.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/156