A Spectator: Ekphrastic Poetry

A Spectator is the first published collection of ekphrastic poetry by poet, author, playwright and dramaturg Per K. Brask. “Ekphrasis” is defined as literary commentary on a work of art. Classic examples of ekphrastic poetry include John Keat’s poems “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and “On Seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time.” A Spectator is a modern take on this poetic tradition. Written in “plain speech,” these 50 accessible and insightful poems express the poet’s playful attention to live performances, works of art, exhibits or life moments. Readers will be delighted and inspired by these beautifully wrought personal reflections on concrete things.