Call For Poetry

The call for poetry is closed for 2022. Stay tuned for details for the 2023 program, which will begin in June when we will 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 25 poems submitted will be published in the seventh edition of Art on The Trails, due out in September 2023.

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 Instagram account (
  • 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, 2023

The top 25 poems will be sent to our final judge.