Pulitzer-worthy Ekphrastic (Art-Inspired) Poetry

In conjunction with their Juried Show, Craven Arts Council and Gallery (CACG) presented Pulitzer-worthy Ekphrastic (Art-Inspired) Poetry, a 2-month initiative that invited poets from across the state to write and submit poems in response to an art piece in CACG’s  Juried show. Poets could view the show online or at the gallery and were encouraged to utilize CAC&G’s online resources in creating their poem, including a recording of 2008 Pulitzer Winner for Poetry Rae Armantrout discussing her winning collection, Versed. Pulitzer-finalist poet Alan Shapiro served as judge for the contest. On November 11, the Gallery conducted an evening of readings to an audience of approximately 100 people. The readings included art-inspired poetry created by community children and adults, as well as readings of Pulitzer Prize winning poetry from Gregory Pardlo (2015) and Elizabeth Bishop (1956).