The following two poems fall into the
poetic category of Ecphrasis (or directly transliterated "ekphrasis").
Ecphrasis is a term used by classicists and art historians to indicate
that the poem is inspired into being by the descriptive or
interpretive desire on the part of writers to relate to or interact
with a work of art (usually but not exclusively paintings) in poetic
form. In ICARUS and ICARA, both writers were inspired by works of
sculpture that in themselves already relate back to the written form
Icarus by Moira Russell
By Alexandra York
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