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Local poets to enliven an art gallery opening

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Posted on April 1, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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LOCAL POETS KARI Hansen, left, Linda Shere, right, and Ray Hudson, back, stand with Theresa Harris, front, who is the director of the Edgewater Gallery. These three poets are among those in the Spring Street Poets group who were inspired by art at the Middlebury galleries. A new exhibit, “The Language of Art,” will open at both Edgewater locations on April 5, featuring paintings paired with poems. Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — Few words in the English language look and feel as diametrically opposed to their definitions as ekphrasis. It derives from Greek and sounds very much as if it belongs among the terminology that that language has shaped for the medical profession. What ekphrasis describes, however, is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a work of art.

Poets love this stuff. So do artists.

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