Call For Poetry

The call for poetry for 2024 will open on June 16 and will be open until July 31. We invite poets to join us for a walk through Beals Preserve, where you will find art installations from local and regional artists. Experience the art and then respond to it in a poem. The top 32 poems submitted (two for each art work) will be published in the seventh edition of Art on The Trails, due out in September 2024. Selected poets will receive a free copy of the chapbook.

How it works:

  • Visit Beals Preserve, see the installations, and be inspired by their work. A guide to the art will be posted and available here after installation.
  • If you can not visit the Preserve, you can also view videos by the artists our our YouTube channel (
  • Free guided walks will be offered through the month of July.  
  • Write ekphrastic poetry, which is written specifically about or inspired by the installations in this exhibition.
  • Poetry Submissions will be accepted from June through July, 2024

The top 32 poems will be sent to our final judge. Our judge will choose a first prize winner who will receive a $100 prize.

The 2024 Poetry juror is Adele Evershed.

Adele Evershed is a Welsh writer who now lives in America. She was the winner of the poetry award for Art on the Trail in 2023. Her poems and flash fictions have appeared in Grey Sparrow Journal, Anti Heroin Chic, Gyroscope, Janus Lit, and many other places. Adele has been nominated for the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize for poetry and short fiction. She has published two poetry chapbooks, Turbulence in Small Places (Finishing Line Press) and The Brink of Silence is available (Bottlecap Press). Adele has also published a novella-in-flash, Wannabe (Alien Buddha Press) and her short story collection Suffer/Rage (Dark Myth Publisher) was published after Adele won the Open Contract Challenge.