Course Catalog

Lyric & Landscape: Writing the Ekphrastic Poem

Let poetry be your vehicle on a (virtual) art tour! From Anne Sexton’s Van Gogh poem to Shayla Lawson’s “literary cover album” of singer Frank Ocean, students will journey together and draw inspiration from various art mediums to write their own ekphrastic poems. Students will leave this class with 3-5 art-inspired poems that employ devices such as repetition, metaphor/simile, personification, and more to develop their curiosity, confidence, and poetic voice.


Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email keliko@hugohouse.org.

*Note – all classes are in Pacific Standard Time

Instructor: Charity Yoro

Grade: 7-8

Location: Online

Duration: 2 sessions

Start Date: 05/15/2021

End Date: 05/22/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Maximum Class Size: 15

camp Tuition Options

Charity Yoro

Born and raised on Oʻahu, Charity E. Yoro now writes, teaches, and parents her daughter in Hillsboro, Oregon. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appears in the New York Times, PRISM international, Fourteen Hills, among others.

See current classes >