The Poetry Box’s Meg Daly writes she is very excited that The Poetry Box is now stocked with poems by Pulitzer Prize winning Poet Gary Snyder. The Poetry Box, a free source of poetry for locals, by locals and otherwise noted poets, stands outside Jackson’s Valley Bookstore, in Gaslight Alley.
Snyder is this year’s Teton County Library “Page to Podium” speaker; Snyder will give a poetry reading at Jackson’s Center for the Arts Theater on Tuesday, March 13, 6-8:00 pm. His reading will be followed by an interview with local author, Exum mountain guide and Zen practitioner, Jack Turner. At the evening’s end, Snyder will preside over a book signing. Daly notes that the library has produced collectible bookmarks featuring four of Snyder’s poems.
“This is a dream come true for The Poetry Box – that the work of local and regional poets would intermingle with poetry greats like Snyder, Nye and Pinsky,” says Daly. “Thanks to our collaborators and sponsors: Teton County Library, Jackson Hole Review, JH Writer’s Conference, pARTners, and the amazing JH Public Art Initiative. Thanks, also, to you readers! And please send me your poems!”
The 2012-2013 Arts for All Grant Applications for non-profit 501(c)3 organizations are available as of March 1st, 2012, for “Arts and Culture Organizations and Individual Artists,” says the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole.
“The Arts for All grant program serves to distribute social service tax dollars from the Town of Jackson and Teton County for arts education, producing and presenting opportunities, and public projects by individual artists that have a strong community benefit,” says the Council. “Grant amounts can be up to $6,000 and all grants must be cash matched at least 1:1 by the applicant. Completed grant applications are due by June 1, 2012. Late applications will not be accepted.” Applications, guidelines and budget forms will be available at www.culturalcounciljh.org.
If you are already receiving support from Town or County funds, you are not eligible. Grant monies are allocated to the Cultural Council at the discretion of the Jackson Town Council and the Teton County Board of Commissioners. There is no guarantee that these elected officials will approve Arts for All funding again this year.
For more information about the Arts for All program, and for information about the Cultural Council, contact Alissa Davies at 307.690.4757 or [email protected]