Art & Words: An Exhibition of Art & Poetry Inspiring One Another

For as far back as the times of Plato, writers have been inspired by art to create poetry true to the form of the original work, yet adding their unique poetic perspective. Art & Words is taking the model one step further by not just engaging existing artwork to inspire poetry, but by also using existing poetry to inspire artwork. 

Participating artists are Tara Bach, Loel Barr, Diane Christi, Shelley Davis, Josh Dorman, Debra Friedkin, Andrea Geller, Patti Gibbons, Cheryl Gross, Martha Hill, Linda Lynton, Ann Morris, Elaine Ralston, Betsey Regan, Marilynn Rowley, and jd weiss. Participating poets are Kim Addonizio, Nicelle Davis, Michelle DeCicco, Lucy English, Monica T. Fiorentini, Barbara Hall, Patrick Hammer, Faith Shakti Heylinger, Robert P. Langdon. Judith Lechner, Will Nixon, Jonathan N. Pazer, Allen Shadow, Raymond J. Steiner and John J. Trause. Theresa Land Daniel, Josepha Gutelius, Ellen McKay, Ann Marie Roselli-Kissack, and Ana C.H. Silva are participating as both artists and poets. 

Art & Words is part of the celebration of National Poetry Month in the Village of Saugerties. The celebration is sponsored by Shout Out Saugerties and consisted of various poetry events and related activities throughout the month of April. Additional information may be found on the Shout Out Saugerties Facebook page. Artwork from Art & Words will be available to view and purchase through the Emerge Gallery shop at