Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World (2008), edited by Jan Greenberg.
Q: What is ekphrasis?
A: Poetry inspired by art.
Side by Side takes the reader on a journey all over the world, seeing art and hearing poetry. Bhutan, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, the Navajo Nation, Sweden, Uruguay, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Argentina, Vietnam…
Most of the poems are too complex for the elementary set, but the project of writing poetry inspired by artwork seems like a ready-made school writing activity.