Opportunity for Wisconsin Poets

Building on the success and popularity of the first “Verse and Vision” exhibition, Gallery Q in Stevens Point invites Wisconsin poets to submit original poems for consideration as part of a second collaborative exhibition of art and poetry. Selected poems and the artwork inspired by them will be exhibited at Gallery Q from mid May until the end of June 2012. Works will be honored at a reception held May 18, 2012. Artists will be present, and poets will read their poems. Publication of a book containing selected poems and the corresponding works of art will be included in the project.

Poets may submit up to three poems with a fee of $3 dollars per poem. Poems are suggested to contain vivid imagery that elicits strong feelings and sensations. Cash prizes will be awarded for Artist’s Choice ($50), Poets’ Choice ($50), and two Honorable Mentions (free copy of book).

Poets must be residents of Wisconsin and at least 16 years old. Poems should be no longer than 24 lines and may be submitted by either email or regular mail. Submissions must include poet’s full name, address, phone number, email address, and the title(s) of poem(s). Send submissions via email at [email protected] or via snail mail to Gallery Q, 1108 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI. 54481. Entry fee checks should be made out to Gallery Q and sent to “Verse & Vision” at the above address.

Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2011. Poets will be notified by November 18 if their poems have been selected.