Dark Blushing: American Poems Inspired by British Watercolors

A group of us are participating in Robert Brewer’s November PAD Chapbook Challenge & today’s prompt is to write ekphrastic poetry– or poetry based off another piece of art. I came across this reading over the weekend & had to share it in light of today’s prompt. Enjoy!


Dark Blushing: American Poems Inspired by British Watercolors
an event organized & hosted by the Write Now Poetry Society


Poets Brendan Constantine, Jeffrey McDaniel, Rachel McKibbens, & Patricia Smith read new work at Dark Blushing, a poetry evening inspired by the exhibition “Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings” at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Hosted by Mindy Nettifee & Amber Tamblyn of the Write Now Poetry Society, curators of the event.

Recorded at the Getty Center on September 10, 2011.

4:40 – Brendan Constantine reads “Stonehenge at Twilight” with music by Roberto Miranda

9:10 – Jeffrey McDaniel reads “Satan Exulting over Eve”

17:31 – Rachel McKibbens reads “Untitled”

21:31 – Patricia Smith reads “Crave of You” with music by Timmy Strong

You can download the full text of these poems & read more about Dark Blushing here.