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Elaine Feinstein poem written for art work | 16-Apr-09

The latest Poem of the Month is contributed by Elaine Feinstein, a great novel author, writing also radio plays, television dramas and biographies. For TATE ETC. exclusively she created a poem inspired by Isaac Babel Riding with Budyonny - a figurative painting of British Pop art by R.B.Kitaj. The collage-looking art work meets on its canvas horses, angel, carnival colours and dark skies. Where is Isaac's place in such savagery?

Poem of the Month is the initiative of TATE ETC. magazine, publishing a new piece of poetry every month on its website at www.tate.org.uk/tateetc. The poems are written exclusively for TATE ETC. magazine and among the authors there are widely acclaimed poets such as John Burnside, Moniza Alvi, Adam Thorpe and David Harsent.
The writing they contribute responds to the pieces of art which are within the Tate collection, be it the landscapes of John Downman, Bridget Riley's Op arts or the ready-mades of Man Ray.

TATE ETC. is issued three times a year. Each issue is filled with in-depth articles, discussions and interviews with the artists and art-practitioners. Such personalities as Sigmar Polke, John Banville and Tracey Emin are among the contributors discussing the fine, modern and contemporary faces of art.

Find out at http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue15/poemapril09.htm

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