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Art Talks Back Poetry Reading & Award Ceremony

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate the winning poets of this year’s Art Talks Back: Regional Ekphrastic Poetry Contest! We will host a ceremony for the awardees and hear readings from them as well. The event will start 6:00 pm, with the ceremony and readings beginning promptly at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.

Free and open to the public.

2019 Art Talks Back Poetry Contest Winners

1st: CJ Giroux, Saginaw
Poem title: “Viewing Michael Triegel’s ‘Self Portrait’”
Artwork: Self Portrait by Michael Triegel

2nd: Jane Wheeler, Lowell
Poem title: “The Pitch”
Artwork: Fastball by Albert W. Wein

3rd: Philip Sterling, Lowell
Poem title: “Still Life with Footprints”
Artwork: Footsteps in the Snow by Dale Nichols and “Nature Morte aux Pommes” by Alfred Sisley

Honorable Mentions

Joann C. Odneal, Muskegon
Poem title: “Muscle Hustle for the Fastball”
Artwork: Fastball by Albert W. Wein

Diana Dinverno, Troy
Poem title: “Morningtide”
Artwork: Footsteps in the Snow by Dale Nichols

Janet Bohac, Spring Lake
Poem title: “King of the Seine”
Artwork: Remorquage sur la Seine les Andelys by Maxime Maufra

Deirdre Fagan, Paris (MI)
Poem title: “Notre Amour, Comme une Pomme, Vient de la Terre” *
Artwork: Nature Morte aux Pommes by Alfred Sisley
* “My Love, Like an Apple, Comes from the Earth”

Nicholas Boerema, Muskegon
Poem title: “Human Machine”
Artwork: Demolition in Hyde Park by Tunis Ponsen



First-Place Prize underwritten by the Poetry Society of Michigan


April 18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Muskegon Museum of Art


Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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