But WAIT, there’s more!!!! New Mexico Arts (NMA) and Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum (WoW) are working together to bring “WoW, Poetry!” programs to rural communities across the state. New Mexico’s State Poet Laureate, Lauren Camp and NMA Executive Director, Michelle Laflamme-Childs will be participating in numerous WoW events this summer to engage youth and other community members in two special poetry projects. Lauren will talk about ekphrastic poems, a special kind of poem written about art, and will work with WoW
visitors to write poems using the Gustav Baumann prints on display in Mobile Museum as inspiration. Inaddition, Lauren and Michelle will be collecting lines of poetry written by WoW visitors to a specific prompt to create crowdsourced poems specific to each community. The final poems will be printed by the NM History Museum’s Palace Press with prints gifted back to each community, and when the project is complete, all the final poems will be displayed in a public exhibition.