Michigan writers are invited to create original ekphrastis poems based on one of the ten selected works of art from the Muskegon Museum of Art’s permanent collection in this year’s Art Talks Back Poetry contest. The contest is open through March 26, 2020. This competition and event is free and open to the public. Find competition guidelines, selected artworks, and the required entry form at www.muskegonartmuseum.org. The winning poets will be awarded and their poetry read on April 30 at 6:00pm. Prior to the award ceremony, beginning at 5:00pm, a reception will be held in the galleries. The First-Place award is sponsored by The Poetry Society of Michigan. For more information call 231-720-2570.