Monday, April 2, 2012

April-Poetry Month

Caryn and I went to the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery to see five of my poems and accompanying art works that were created to express my words. Lots of creativity going on here. I had five poems selected to make art works for. One was my poem about the Indian woman.


 Feeling a little overwhelmed by poetry this past month with so many workshops attended and taught plus the Youth Poetry Contest that I started last year had its deadline March 31. Last year I had 106 entries, this year 240 from students 1st-12th grade. Some teachers required them to enter the contest. Now to judge all this, just organizing the entries has been a task and a half. And I volunteered to do this to help others find their voices. It's sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society-Dixie Chapter of which I'm co-president and the Tuacahn Saturday Market. We will give out awards this coming Saturday plus put on a little half hour show called Intro to Poetry at Tuacahn.


Ready to write and learn more about poetry.


Beautiful views out every window.


Time to commune with nature, warm weather.


A diverse group of poets and wannabes.


Park naturalist clues us in on the ecology of the Zion Park.


Our teacher was Texas poet Bud Powell Mahan-tall man in the center


Sharing our new poems at the end of the day.


Fun group of writers from mostly Utah, teacher is from Texas.

3 comments:

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

wonder if i'd be inspired to be poetic if i sat amongst nature. one day I might have to give it a try..but the day would have to be not hot, no bugs, and definitely not humid. better be soon.

Rambling Woods said...

This has been a busy time for you but you have such a full, active and creative life Lin..

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a wonderful time and place!