If you listen to enough old poets, they will tell you that these ekphrastic poems that are about art and about painting need to be able to exist independently of the painting or visual art itself. I always sort of questioned that idea -- why? I think it's a physical limitation that journals don't have photographs -- that it's too expensive to put the photograph with the poem. But why you can't do that is beyond me.

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Pablo Tanguay holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University, where he served as Associate Editor of The Journal. His poems are featured or forthcoming in journals such as Field, The Laurel Review, 21 Stars Review, Poems and Plays, and the anthology Cadence of Hooves.



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