Wednesday, May 17, 2017

“Evening Storm" by Sharon Dolin

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May 17, 2017

Evening Storm

Sharon Dolin

About This Poem


"I wrote 'Evening Storm' when The Met Breuer, in partnership with Poets House, invited me to read my poetry during Met-Fridays in response to a painting in the exhibition Marsden Hartley's Maine. The themes of homoerotic desire and death are the through lines I found in Hartley's paintings, which seem to culminate in his late seascapes. The Hart mentioned was his friend Hart Crane, whose name, I only realized in writing this poem, nests orthographically inside Hartley's own name."
—Sharon Dolin


Sharon Dolin is the author of Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016). She directs and teaches in the Writing About Art in Barcelona workshop and lives in New York City.


Photo credit: T. S. Ellis 


Poetry by Dolin


Manual for Living

(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016)

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