Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

| February 5, 2014
Gordon Parks, American Gothic (Ella Watson) is one of the pieces on display at the FWMoA. (Courtesy photo)

Gordon Parks, American Gothic (Ella Watson) is one of the pieces on display at the FWMoA. (Courtesy photo)

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensity and social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.—Angela Davis

FORT WAYNE—The Acoustic SpokenWord Cafe is seeking seven poets each to write three interpretive pieces drawing from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Bold & Beautiful: African American Masterworks from the Collection on display through March 16.

The Poets will participate in a readers’ roundtable, at the FWMoA galleries, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 14, with poets reading single poems consecutively. Poems may take any form.

This link to the exhibit shows a sample of the artwork www.fwmoa.org/exhibition/bold-and-beautiful. The seven poets selected will be provided advance passes to the exhibit.

If you are interested in participating, please send one poem (one-page maximum) and a one-graf bio to artdoxtriaac@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Feb. 11.

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