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Last month, National Poetry Month San Antonio invited the community to write ekphrastic poems in response to artwork in local museum collections. South Texas poets submitted entries inspired by works on view at area museums. We congratulate these winners for their outstanding poems written in response to The Sole Sitter by Willie Cole.
Adult judges were Jim LaVilla-Havelin, Eddie Vega, and Linda Simone and the Creative Writers of Young Women’s Leadership Academy served as the youth judges.
Many thanks to the participants, winners, and judges for sharing your talent!
The Sole Sitter is the first outdoor sculpture by an African American artist in the McNay’s Collection. New Jersey-based artist Willie Cole (American, born 1955) is known for his figurative sculptures made of shoes and prints made with iron scorch marks. Cole takes inspiration from African sculpture and considers the stories that found materials can bring to art.