Poetry and art come together in Orient on Saturday

Poquatuck Poetry

The old maxim “a picture is worth a thousand words” comes to mind when describing what happens at the annual Poetry at Poquatuck benefit in Orient.

Eleven local visual artists are paired with writers — most from the North Fork, some published and some not — to create poetry inspired by the artists’ paintings and images.

“Some poetry, just like some paintings, you just feel something by looking at it,” said organizer and participating poet Yvonne Lieblein, who began pairing writers and artists together for the event three years ago.


Photo: Poetry at Poquatuck organizer Yvonne Lieblein (c.), artist Kara Hoblin (l.) and poet Vivian Eyre (r.) hold up Hoblin’s painting “Whale” that will be part of Saturday’s event. (Credit: MONIQUE SINGH-ROY)