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Muskegon Museum of Art brings back Art Talks Back Poetry Contest

Posted at 9:50 AM, Jan 21, 2021

Artwork can speak to us in many different ways, but now you have a chance to voice what you think it's really saying with the Art Talks Back Poetry Contest presented by Muskegon Museum of Art.

Michigan writers are invited to create original "ekphrastic" poems for this year’s Art Talks Back Poetry contest. "Ekphrastic" defines poems written about artwork.

For this year's Art Talks Back contest, the writer is invited to write poems based on the Muskegon Museum of Art’s newest large-scale sculpture, “Minotaur Reading” by Beth Carter.

The contest is open through February 19, 2021.

The competition is free to enter and open to the public. The winning poets will be notified in March and receive their awards by mail.

Find photos of "Minotaur Reading," contest rules, and entry form at or pick up copies at the museum.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Avenue. The facility is open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and closed on Mondays.