Spontaneous Combustion at Rockstar Gallery: An Ekphrastic Poetry Experience. Poets and artists, join us for this one of a kind 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. You are invited to contemplate artwork by the featured artists at Rockstar gallery and to write a poem in response to one of the pieces. Yes, you will turn down your inner editor and tune in to what the art says to you in the moment. 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. Editing is overrated! It is time to just combust! See you at Rockstar Gallery on March 23rd!
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Houston, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.