State of the Art Shows presents Spontaneous Combustion: An Art Show
Spontaneous Combustion at Rockstar Gallery: An Ekphrastic Poetry Experience is a contest based on Allen Ginsberg’s famous phrase “First thought best thought” which described the Beat poets’ love for spontaneity and immediacy in the arts. Guests will get to contemplate artwork by the featured artists at Rockstar gallery and to write a poem in response to one of the pieces. Poets will have one hour to pen an ekphrastic poem, which they will read to an audience of listeners, posting their poem beside the piece that inspired it. The audience will then vote on their favorite poem of the evening. Winning poets take home a cash prize and the opportunity to read their poem live on the radio at the Last Sundays show.