Straight from the Poet’s Mouth

It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re reminded that fewer things are better than seeing a poet read their own work. Yes, there’s a lot to be said for personal interpretation, but sometimes it’s just best to hear the words in the voices from which they came. And when those voices just happen to be Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon and National Book Award winner Nikky Finney, well then it’s all the better. Coming from drastically different backgrounds, both poets tackle political, social, cultural and personal issues with distinct voices, and both will be a part of this week’s Artful Musings program at the Dallas Museum of Art. In addition to discussing their own works, Muldoon and Finney will present new poems inspired by works of art in the DMA’s collection in Visual Verse. Listen in as the two wax poetic at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Horchow Auditorium at the DMA, 1717 N. Harwood St. Tickets are $15 to $35. Call 214-922-1818 or visit
Wed., April 3, 2013
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