Sunday, September 30, 2007

Another Conference Ekphrastic

The artists painting Cuba from memory
or from photographs, from family stories
of the exodus, from dreams, know
their bloodlines are not clear. The work
is mongrel, neither Cuban nor American.

--the first lines of Uprooted from Finding Cuba, Jill Baumgaetner's collection of poems. The piece is what Hollander would call "notional ekphrasis."

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