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"Eight Red Rectangles, 1915," an Ekphrastic poem by Hector Cruickshanks.

Eight Red Rectangles by Kasimir Severinovich Malevich, 1915

Eight Red Rectangles, 1915

So still, as though outgrowing time's

dead skin, shape revealed a new dimension:

fresh scales of human perception.


Hector Cruickshanks is an English poet and writer. Born in Manchester in 1987, he studied English Literature and Art History at the University of Edinburgh and now lives in Warwick. He is working on his first collection of poems and a novel.

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