Ars Poetica — the pairing of art and poetry — is now coming to Bainbridge. Selected poems are being paired with photos from members of the Bainbridge Island Photo Club and will be on display at the Bainbridge Public Library, opening March 1.

The annual Kitsap County event, which is now in its eighth year, invites poets to submit their work to a panel of judges. Area artists then choose from the winning poems and create art inspired by the chosen poetry.

The end results will soon be visible at Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, at the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo, at the Poulsbohemian Coffee House, and this year, for the first time, at the Bainbridge Public Library.

Listen here as poet and organizer Sue Hylen explains how she managed to coordinate plans for the library and for the Bainbridge Island Photo Club, and tells what to expect for opening night, Friday, March 1, from 5 – 7 pm.

Credits: BCB Host: John Fossett; BCB audio editor and publisher: Diane Walker; social media: Jen St. Louis.