Youth Poetry Reading

Come celebrate the closing weekend of Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art with a youth poetry reading. We invite young writers—grade school through college age—to share poetry that relates (broadly or specifically) to exhibition themes, such as:

  • connections between visual art and writing
  • Japanese culture and poetic forms (haiku, waka, etc.)
  • translation and cultural exchange
  • nature
  • solitude and community
  • culture and identity

The event includes scheduled readers as well as an open mic. Share a poem you’ve already written or create one on the spot. Poetry is encouraged in Japanese, English, and all languages.

Admission: Free for youth 17 and under and for Museum members. $5 after 5:00 for people 18 and over.

Are you a teacher or school staff, a participant age 18 – 25, or an adult accompanying younger readers? Please contact Hana Layson for promotional code.

Other questions? Also contact Hana.

Literary Arts
In partnership with Literary Arts.

Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.

Inoue Yūichi (Japanese, 1916–1985), Shout, 1961, hanging scroll; frozen ink on paper, 37 x 69 5/16 in., Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.
Inoue Yūichi (Japanese, 1916–1985), Shout, 1961, hanging scroll; frozen ink on paper, 37 x 69 5/16 in., Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.