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Call for Poems and Papers on the works of Maynard Dixon

We want to share your research and poetry about the new exhibition 'Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home'

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Are you a writer interested in the works of Maynard Dixon? In conjunction with the Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home exhibition, we're offering two opportunities to share your writing with with the world!

Call for Academic Papers:

We invite scholars and students to submit papers on topics related to Maynard Dixon and the worlds he inhabited and painted. Selected entries will be shared at a MOA Symposium in March 2023 and published in a forthcoming anthology.

These may address any number of topics related to the artist and his works. We encourage proposals that emphasize unique insights from scholars and artists in a wide variety of disciplines, at all stages of their careers, and from a diversity of backgrounds.

To submit your work, please send an abstract of up to 500 words and a short bio to the symposium organizing committee at moa_education@byu.edu by 11:59 PM on December 1, 2022. Additional details are available here.

Call for Original Poetry:

In addition to his painting, Maynard Dixon also wrote poetry about the people and places he loved. In honor of that legacy, the MOA will be hosting a Poetry Jam on February 9, 2023. We invite BYU students to submit original works corresponding to one or more works in the exhibition. Poems may be in any style, and winners will have the chance to share their poetry at the event!

Hear original poetry responding to works in the MOA exhibition Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home at our next Poetry Jam! While Dixon is known as an artist, he also wrote poetry about the West, the people that inspired him, and his longing for a home.

To submit your own poem, please send it to moa_education@byu.edu by 11:59 PM on January 26, 2023.

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