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Call For Art

Adult Poetry

Adult galleries are ages 22 and up. Youth galleries include Child, Youth, and Young Adult entries, ages 5-21.

A Note on Reading Poetry

We share the work of artists because we believe that art is a universal and essential language that challenges people to respond to the world, look beyond themselves, and celebrate diversity by building bridges between people, across cultures, and through generations. We also believe that art can be a tool for healing.

We make a point to share ALL the work submitted through our Call for Art.

We do not censor art or attempt to limit the imagination, creativity, or the essential individual voice of any artist. This means that the viewer of artwork should be mindful of the potential to encounter imagery that may not be suitable for everyone. The themes or visual elements of some artwork may be mature, graphic, or simply not in line with an individual viewer's personal taste. And that's ok. 

We ask only that you be aware of this and if you choose to participate appreciate the artists for the courage of their expression.

PLEASE NOTE: All poems are the property of the poet and may not be reproduced without express written permission


Generous support for Call for Art has been provided by


Support for Call for Art comes from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, The Cap Times Kids Fund, Dane County, Thompson Investment Management, Teel Plastics, John Frautschi Family Foundation, American Girl Fund for Children, CI Pediatric Therapy Centers, Associated Bank, Evald Moulding, and Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support also comes from the extraordinary individual donors that we are honored to consider our Friends.