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motion poems

bridge poems




at TARGET Studio at the Weisman Art Museum of the university of Minnesota

Deadline extension! We are now accepting entries until May 15!

See your poem turned into a film! Calling all artists, designers, engineers, poets, and the entire community…Join us in a creative dialogue to establish the expectations, possibilities, and aspirations for the future of our Big Bridges over the Mississippi River. America’s bridges are failing. according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, 25% of America’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
To inspire future engineers, Motionpoems andTARGET Studio at the Weisman Art Museum of the university of Minnesota invite poets to dream big about bridges. We want poems to inspire our nation’s designers, engineers, and architects to reimagine the future of America’s big bridges. You might send us a poem that imagines a physical bridge of the future or one that conceptualizes the idea of bridging in a big way or you might send us a poem that reinterprets bridge-crossing for a new age. Broad interpretations of the theme encouraged. Executive director of the Poetry Society of America and former New Yorker poetry editor Alice Quinn will judge this poetry contest.

FiveWINNERS will:

  • · receive $1,000
    · see their poems turned into short films

    · see those films at the Weisman Art Museum
    · receiveAIRFARE/accommodations to attend the premiere in Minneapolis (date to be announced).
    Submit here.


















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