Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s 2020 Poet-in-Residence Katharine Zaun invites audiences to explore the poetry that surrounds them this summer as part of a community Found Poetry project.
Submissions are open to anyone looking for a creative outlet, from novice writers to experienced writers to visual artists, including children.
Found poems are created by using an existing page of text (such as a page from a magazine, newspaper, or book) and redoing it by circling, underlining, or darkening the words. Participants are encouraged to be visually creative by using markers, paint, pastels, or even tape to reshape the text.
Poems can be mailed or dropped off in the letterbox at The Muck’s North Entrance until July 31. Once all the poems have been collected, they will be cut out on large canvases and displayed outdoors during the month of August.
For those who are interested in a short tutorial, Ms. Zaun will host an educational workshop on Zoom on Friday July 17 at 2 p.m. For more information on this project, visit: www.themuck.org/found-poetry-project.