Plein Air Poetry

The submission period for poetry has now ended. 

In association with the Art on the Trails exhibition, poets were invited to walk the trails and write poetry in response to the art installed there. This program is coordinated by local poets Cynthia Franca and Maura Snell.

Poets were asked to consider submitting ekphrastic poetry, which is defined as a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture, the poet may amplify and expand its meaning. Once example of ekphrastic poetry can be found in this blog post by juror Maura Snell.

Original, unpublished submissions were accepted from June 7th to July 7th.

All poetry will be considered for publication in our chap book which will include art and poetry selected by our jurors, published in early September.

All selected poets are invited to read their work at the closing reception on September 24th from 4-6 pm.