Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coming Attraction: I and the Village Poetry Contest

I and the Village by Marc Chagall
This is just to get you thinking about this image in case there is an ekphrastic poetry contest coming up. Details to be announced soon. In the meantime, isn't this an amazing image? I especially like the upside down woman and the inner thoughts of the cow / goat. Marc Chagall is a favorite of mine. At the moment I am reading his memoirs which so clearly reflect the same consciousness and style as his visual work. Stay tuned on this radio dial for more details very soon!


  1. Hi Susan
    I had a poster of this painting in my room in college for several years. So I feel like it is a part of me!
    What is your connection?

  2. Hi Peter
    I've always been a fan of Marc Chagall (Jewish mystic of sorts who turned away from his Hasidic upbringing) and since I've begun teaching ekphrastic poetry, I think his work inspires wonderful poems. This is just another way we are twins separated at birth!