2016 marks MMoCA’s 115th anniversary and 10th year in its Cesar Pelli-designed facility, which opened in April 2006. To observe the occasion, the museum will plan a series of events and programs to be held on April 8, 9, and 10.
For the weekend-long celebration, MMoCA invites poets to submit works that animate, celebrate, and deliberate on the value of the arts to a community. Sarah Sadie Busse and Wendy Vardaman, proprietors of Cowfeather Press and Madison’s fourth Poets Laureate, will choose poems for presentation.
The poems will screen throughout the weekend on a large-scale video monitor in the museum’s lobby; a selection will be professionally audio-recorded for broadcasting in the museum and out onto State Street. A printed portfolio of all submitted poems will be available for review.
To submit a poem for Poetry Speaks:
Poems must be received no later than 5 pm on February 1, 2016. Poems should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Sheri Castelnuovo, curator of education, MMoCA, 227 State Street, Madison WI 53703.
Poems should be submitted as a single-spaced, left-justified document, unless variation from this standard is required to maintain the integrity of the work.
The poet’s name, telephone number, address, and email address must be included with the poem.
Poetry Speaks: An Open Call continues MMoCA’s long-standing commitment to highlighting the connections between visual art and poetry.