Monday, April 5, 2010

Call for Poetry Submissions: Vietnamese Children’s Art Exhibit

Call for Poetry Submissions: Vietnamese Children’s Art Exhibit

The Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University Art Galleries, and Soldier’s Heart are pleased to announce a unique collaborative project that you can participate in.

For the last decade, the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam has collected artwork on the theme of peace and war made by Vietnamese children. From this collection, we’ve selected about sixty images to showcase—for the first time—in galleries across the United States. Alongside the paintings and drawings, we’re also planning to exhibit original poems written by American students, veterans, and professional poets.

We invite you to respond to these provocative images of peace and war. View the drawings and paintings here:

Vietnamese Children Illustrate Peace

Vietnamese Children Illustrate War

Write as many poems as you’d like in response. E-mail your completed poem(s) with a short bio to our Wick Program and Outreach Coordinator, Nicole Robinson, at, including in your submission the title and number of the work to which you are responding. (This information is available in the textbox found below each image.) The deadline for poetry submissions is May 31, 2010.

Feel free to forward this call along to fellow poets and/or gallery curators, the latter of which might be interested in housing the exhibit next year. Thank you for your support in this unique and timely project, which will showcase the visions of Vietnamese children and the power of poetry to promote peace and reconciliation worldwide.

In addition to accepting curriculum materials built around the exhibit's drawings and paintings. We will archive curriculum materials (for all age levels) here, on our website - making them available to educators everywhere.

Curriculum materials may be sent to our Communications and Education Specialist, Melissa Barrett, at To ensure optimum use, curriculum materials should be submitted by May 1, 2010 - though we will continue to collect and archive materials as the exhibit travels in 2010 and 2011.

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