Speaking to Pictures: Peter Steele, Plenty: Art into Poetry, with an Introduction by Patrick McCaughey, Melbourne, Macmillan Art Publishing, 2003, 128 pp., ISBN: 1876832975, hb [Book Review]

Sophia 46 (1):79-89 (2007)
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A review of Peter Steele’s Plenty, a book in which each poem is faced by a colour plate of the painting or object which sparked it off. Hollander’s ecphrasis and Krieger’s ekphrasis are held in – possibly unresolvable – dialectic by Steele’s poems. The only resolution which one can find is one of wit rather than of philosophy.



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