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The Art of Poetry at the Hickory Museum of Art is a quarterly reading of ekphrastic poetry created in response to current exhibits at the Hickory Museum of Art in Hickory, NC.

Readings are usually scheduled for the third Saturdays of March, June, September, and December (some dates vary to accommodate holidays and exhibit hangings).  Poets are invited to submit poems by the end of the first Saturday of March, June, September, and December.

Submissions should:
-include name of the artist and the title of the inspiring work
-be typed in the body of an email (do not send attachments)
-be typed using 12-point Arial font, single spaced
-be sent to Kelly DeMaegd at geneandkelly@charter.net
-Art of Poetry reserves the right to decline work that may not be appropriate in content, or of literary quality as determined by its panel of judges.

Poets whose poems are selected will be invited to share their work at the reading.  Selected poems will also be posted next to the inspiring work of art in the Museum and, with permission, online in this blog afterwards.  When permission is granted by the artist, a photo of the inspiring work of art will also be posted in the blog.

(banner photo by Roger Sanford)

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