Plein Air Poetry

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 Tishman Review poetry editor 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Original, unpublished submissions were accepted from June 14th to July 30th.

All poetry will be considered for publication in our chapbook 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 23th from 4-6 pm.