Ekphrasis Poetry Competition – Deadline to Submit

Ekphrasis: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art

Deadline: August 21, 2022

Did you know that Richard Hunt’s monumental sculpture, ‘And You, Seas,’ is named after a poem by Saint-John Perse? Poetry is a big inspiration for this and many other Richard Hunt artworks, so we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of And You, Seas with a call for poetry!  


Deadline: Sunday, August 21, 2022


  • Poems must describe or be inspired by Richard Hunt’s ‘And You, Seas.’
  • Email your name, age, and poem in Word document format to nmargoni@krasl.org.
  • All ages and poetry styles are accepted and encouraged!

Awards: All submissions will be printed in a booklet at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Richard Hunt’s ‘And You, Seas.’ A small selection of poems will be read aloud during the event.



When: TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2022, 5 PM – DUSK 

  • 5 PM: Artmaking and Poetry Writing Activities, Music, and Ice Cream
  • 5:15 PM, 6 PM, 6:45 PM: Free Boat Rides with Par-Tay-Tyme
  • 6:30 PM: Live Music Begins
  • 7:30 PM: Announcements and Poetry Reading
  • 7:50 PM: Free Cupcakes and Live Music

Where: FREE & Open to the Public at Shadowland Pavilion, Silver Beach County Park; 101 Broad St, St Joseph, MI*

This program is supported in part by the Art Bridges Initiative. This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi institutional partnership formed by the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the Art Bridges Initiative. 

Krasl Art Center thanks the 2022 Exhibition Sponsors that make exhibitions and programs like this possible for our community:

Huntington Bank, Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 98.3 The Coast, RW LaPine, Tyler Automotive, Silver Beach Pizza, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, Boulevard Inn and Bistro, and Art FX.