Poets on Paintings

A Bibliography


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About the Book

Ekphrasis, the description of pictorial art in words, is the subject of this bibliography. More specifically, some 2500 poems on paintings are catalogued, by type of publication in which they appear and by poet. Also included are 2000 entries on the secondary literature of ekphrasis, including works on sculpture, music, photography, film, and mixed media.

About the Author(s)

Robert D. Denham is John P. Fishwick Professor of English Emeritus at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He has also taught at Emory & Henry College, after which he served as Director of English Programs and Director of the Association of Departments of English for the Modern Language Association. He has written and edited more than twenty-five volumes on Frye.

Bibliographic Details

Robert D. Denham
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 341
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4725-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5658-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Part One. Poems on Paintings and Painters      5
1. Anthologies from Museum Collections      7
2. Other Anthologies      17
3. Volumes on Individual Painters      30
4. Volumes by a Single Poet on Multiple Paintings      37
5. Journals and Web Sites      50
6. List of Poets with Their Ekphrastic Works      51

Part Two. Secondary Literature      211

Index      289

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Choice; “a unique resource that would be appropriate for an academic or museum library”—ARBA; “[W]e are extremely impressed with this volume. It is a seminal addition to ekphrastic scholarship”—Laverne and Carol Frith, editors of Ekphrasis: A Poetry Journal.