Introduction

Because poetry is the one art we can bring to your screen in its actual form, this is a place to present poems by new and established poets that cross-pollinate a variety of arts disciplines. We will introduce you to poetry that makes fresh use of traditional forms, exploring contemporary culture as well as evoking dead languages, alien customs, forgotten ideas, outgrown passions and disputed beliefs. We will also bring you ekphrastic poetry, a tradition that now includes not only vivid verse descriptions of visual art, but poems that react to art, architecture, drama, film and music with an inquiry that wanders wider than that of the critic or scholar.