"Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition." - Eli Khamarov, The Shadow Zone

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This Thursday: PPP in TWO Locations!!

Poetry Prose & Pizza
Prince George Library
6605 Courts Dr
Prince George VA
Host:  Nathan Richardson


Poetry Prose & Pizza
Suffolk Museum
118 Bosley Ave
Suffolk VA
6:00 –
Special Host:  Quiet Storm

For more info:  http://www.meetup.com/PoetryProsePizza/


This Friday: B&N Poetry Night!

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Tonight: Poetry on the Square, Jack Callan & You!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tim Seibles Earns Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize!!!

Congratulations, Mr. Seibles!!

Check out the article:

This Sunday: The Five Points Poetry Reading

Sunday, July 13th from 1 - 3 p.m.  FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Five Points Community Farm Market
2500 Church Street
Norfolk, VA  23504
The five readers are:  
Dave King
Jared Roberts
Dave Lego
Tonya Cunningham
Terry Cox-Joseph

The Next Chrysler Museum Open-Mic is.....

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Chrysler Museum of Art
245 West Olney Road
Norfolk, VA  23510
Readings held in the Baroque Gallery, Room 205
Free & Open to the public
For information, contact Jack Callan,  (757) 622-8721 

Some Pictures From The Charles H Taylor Art Centers Exhibit...

For those who can't make it, but still want to write and attend the next Poetry Inspired by Art, James Warwick Jones has provided a few pieces that may inspire you!!

As a reminder for those attending, please feel free to bring a light snack and non-alcoholic beverage for social time after the readings.

Welcome to Megacorp Inc. - Larry Hollowell

The Awakening - Larry Hollowell

A Women's Perogative - Mendel Denise

Tiger - Geneva Beavers

Phoebus Railroad Station - Ray Baker


Submission Rules:

      In conjunction with our current exhibition, Hampton Roads Folk Exhibition at The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, we are sponsoring a Poetry Inspired by Art event.      
            Poets are invited to write a poem inspired by one of the artworks in the exhibition, followed by a poetry reading here in our galleries. The poems would also be posted adjacent to the artworks, with the permission of the artist. They will also be available in notebooks for perusal by our visitors.
            Poets can write their poems or photograph the artwork for reference in our galleries and write their poems later beginning Saturday, June 7 up until Sunday, July 13 at 1:30, the day of the Poetry Reading. You are also invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 8, 3:00-5:00 pm, when you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.  Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10-6 and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5.
            When you have completed your poem, please email it to me, preferably in 12 point font and as a WORD friendly document attachment. Include the name of the poem, your name and the artist name and title. CHTAC reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason, at its discretion.
             We will be hosting the Poetry Reading of these poems Sunday, July 13 at 2:30 pm, here in our galleries. Participants are welcome to bring an appetizer or non-alcoholic beverage to share following the reading.
June 7- July 20, 2014  
Hampton Roads Folk 
                This exhibition features artworks in the folk, primitive, naïve, visionary, outsider, and self-taught traditions. This type of art can take many forms, just as with its numerous names. Some of the adjectives to describe it might be fantasy-based, vision-inspired, spontaneous, detailed, obsessive, or whimsical. Content can be spiritually inspired, politically motivated or deeply personal. Often it is expressed with little understanding of perspective, anatomical proportion and realistic rendering. The best artists in these categories do possess a natural gift, innate sense of design and a very personal repertoire of subjects and a cohesive, recognizable style. The focus will be on art in a variety of two dimensional and sculptural media created by artists without formal academic training in the visual arts. Works will include both artists living and working in Hampton Roads today, and works by artists both past and present with a tidewater connection drawn from private collections. A few of the artists represented include Geneva Beavers, Kacey Sydnor Carneal,  Anderson Johnson,   and John Edward Welch. Our special thanks to, not only to the working artists, but also the private collectors who generously lent artworks from their personal collections.
                          We hope you will participate and invite you to contact your poet friends who might also be interested. You may reach me at jwjones@hampton.gov or 727-1490 with any questions.

James Warwick Jones, Gallery Manager
The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
4205 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23669
727-1490   jwjones@hampton.gov