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Aaron Fischer

Aaron Fischer

Aaron Fischer spent most of his career in technology and trade journalism. He now works as an online editor at a news and public policy website. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Blue Lyra Review, The Hudson Review, Poetica, Redactions, and Third Wednesday, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He recently completed a chapbook-​length manuscript, Black Stars of Blood: The Weegee Poems.

Blending Image and Word

Ekphrasis first began as a rhetorical form used by the ancient Greeks. Defined by Webster’s as “a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art,” it remains one of the oldest forms of artistic analysis, dating back to Homer’s description of Achilles’ blacksmith god-​created shield in The Illiad. This form…
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