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.