© 2017, Jo Lynne Kirkwood, request permission for use
Our 51st piece offered to “spur” the imagination is a special Winter/Christmas Art Spur, a 2017 drawing titled “Cows,” by Utah teacher, poet, artist, and storyteller Jo Lynne Kirkwood. In Art Spur, poets and songwriters are invited to let selections of Western art inspire their poetry and songs.
Art Spur submissions may be Winter- or Christmas-themed. All Christmas poems (Art Spur or not) are welcome through Thursday, December 19, 2019. Winter-themed Art Spur poems are welcome through Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Selected poems will be posted.
• Even if you have a poem or song pending, you are welcome to send one submission inspired by this painting.
• Art Spur subjects are meant to inspire; we look for poems and songs inspired by the piece, not necessarily for a literal description of the image or its subject.
• Do follow our regular guidelines for submissions.
• When you email your submission to email@example.com, please indicate in the subject line that it is an Art Spur submission.
Jo Lynne Kirkwood creates an impressive hand-crafted Christmas card each year, and this was her drawing for the cover of her 2017 card, accompanied by her poem, “Cattle at Christmas (or) Homage to Fake News.”
She has a fine book that collects her poetry, Old Houses, and recordings. Find more about her at cowboypoetry.com.