Ekprhrasis, a Greek word meaning "description", usually applies to a marriage of visual art and poetry. What happens when music is used as a prompt to create poetry? This course will challenge writers to compose poetry inspired by music and musicians who choose to take the course to compose music intended to inspire words. This ekphrastic approach will serve as a catalyst for creatives to stretch the boundaries of their craft. It will motivate participants to write relevant poems that address social, cultural, and political topics, as well as introspective works, inspired by live and pre-recorded instrumental music.
Vince Robinson is a multi-genre artist, having given time to evolving in music, the visual imagery of photography and the magic of words in poem and song. In addition to poetry, Vince has written for several publications beginning with The Spectrum at KSU to Eschelon Magazine and Crusader Arts and Entertainment. He is currently a writer for the East Side Daily News in Cleveland, Ohio and is a contributor to CAN Journal.