PMADate & Time: April 14 from 4:30 PM to 8 PM
Location: Portland Museum of Art

ArtWord—the ekphrastic poetry project led by MWPA cofounder Lee Sharkey and supported by the Portland Museum of Art, Beloit Poetry Journal, and MWPA—culminates on Friday, April 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Portland Museum of Art.

Join us on a tour of the galleries as poet-participants in the ArtWord project read their poems alongside the artwork that inspired them. Nearly three dozen poets from all across Maine will be participating, including many MWPA members, such as:

Linda Aldrich, Susan Bates, Jenna Beaulieu, Marcia Brown, Wendy Cannella, Philip Carlsen, Kate Cheney Chappell, Sherry Dec, Karie Friedman, Shirley Glubka, Patricia Graves, Judy Kaber, Laura Levenson, Carl Little, Mark Melnicove, Douglas Milliken, Jefferson Navicky, DiTa Ondek, Duff Plunkett, Rhea Cote Robbins, and Julie Poitras Santos.

Be on the lookout that evening for on-the-spot poetry writing curated by Portland Poet Laureate Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, enjoy a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, and create your own erasure poetry using PMA gallery labels.

  • 4:30-5:15 Reception–PMA café
  • 5:15-6:00 Reading of poems inspired by work not currently on view—Auditorium
  • 6:10-7:10 Poetry in the galleries—beginning on fourth floor, working our way down
  • 7:15-8:00 Typewriter Orchestra—Auditorium

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