Ekphrastic Poetry:

Online Submissions now being accepted!

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Every year the South Bend Museum of Art hosts an event called An Ekphrastic Event for Sharing the Muse. We ask people to write a poem in response to a work of art from SBMA’s permanent collection. The poems are published in a chapbook and the poets read their works on the night of the event which will be September 25, 2020.

We invite you to participate! Write a poem inspired by any of the artworks below. Email it along with your name and the title of the artwork to bowmanb@southbendart.org by June 5, 2020. All poems will be reviewed and selected poets will be notified by June 19, 2020. There is no age limit so get those young writers going too. To see and hear some examples please visit https://southbendart.org/events/an-ekphrastic-event-for-sharing-the-muse-a-poetry-event

Phyllis Bramson
American born 1941
Breathing Lessons
Oil, collage on canvas
Gift of the artist
2012.5

Daniel Garber
American 1880-1958
The Lumberville Bridge
Oil on canvas
1942
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Morris
1948.2.3

Scott Meyer
American born 1958
Crucibles
Stoneware
2016
Gift of the artist
2017.17.7
2017.17.8
Dana Depew
American born 1972
Down on the Farm
Oil, acrylic and enamel on chenille fabric
Museum purchase from Biennial 26
Funds provided by the Art League
2011.1.1
Diana Guerrero-Maciá
American born 1966
Greek Chorus No. 10
Spectrally dyed linen and wool
2016
Gift of the artist
2017.15
Kenneth M. Thompson 
American born 1955
Arch and Wedge
Indiana limestone
1999
Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition Purchase Award
Funds provided by the Art League
2000.2.2 
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