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Talking about 'Poetry of the Wild'

Published March 14. 2013 4:00AM
The contents of one of the poetry box installations.

It's a compelling fusion of artistic inspiration and possibilities. In a construct hoping to connect the artist with the landscape, Poetry of the Wild is an outdoor sculpture exhibition where participants craft "poetry boxes" out of found material or recycled containers.

A poem is affixed to the box, and decorations reflect the text of the poem. Also, each work includes an open journal for written public reaction after the piece is installed at any of the different sites around the region.

There will be two Poetry of the Wild installations this year, in April at UConn Avery Point's Sculpture Path in Groton, and at Mystic Arts Center in June.

Artists interested in participating are invited to attend a Poetry Box Presentation tonight at the Mystic Arts Center. Ecological designer/sculptor Ana Flores will explain the history of Poetry of the Wild and how to get involved in the upcoming shows.


Poetry Box Presentation, 6:30 Thursday, Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St., Mystic; free; (860) 536-7601, ext. 210, mysticarts.org.

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