2022 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest
It's here again! The 2022 Craven Arts Council’s Ekphrastic Poetry Competition! This competition showcases the link between different forms of art, namely the visual and the literary. The aim of the competition is to bring different types of artists together, to recognize talent in visual arts and poetry, and to help encourage those who may not normally engage in writing poetry by giving them a starting point. Poets may enter up to 3 poems for $5 each, online, in person, or by mail. Selected poems will be awarded cash prizes by judge Michelle Garren-Flye, and poets will have the chance to read their original works at the August Artwalk on August 12th from 5 – 8 pm. Craven Arts Council & Gallery will also produce a book of artwork and poetry from the exhibition and poetry competition to go on sale in December.
Participants can submit up to three poems at $5 each.
August 12 from 5 -8 pm: Ekphrastic reception where awards will be announced and artists can read their poems aloud to guests.
July 31st at 5 pm: Deadline to submit poems
Michelle Garren-Flye is the owner of The Next Chapter Books & Art, editor of The Next Chapter Literary Magazine, a multi-published author of romance, children’s books and poetry. In 2021 she was named the Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate. Her recent poetry projects include Hypercreativity: Poems, 100 Warm Days of Haiku, UnSong, and HourGlass, an adult comic book based on her poetry. For more information, visit http://michellegflye.com.