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Marcus Wicker’s Poetry Students Get Some Press
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As students walk the MSU campus, some might notice poems and art spread throughout different locations on campus. From bus stops to doors and floors, students have been taking part in the Ekphrastic Bombing Project as part of an introduction to poetry writing course.

"Bombing" is slang for graffiti writing and ekphrastic poetry contains a vivid description of a scene or work of art.

Creative writing visiting assistant professor Marcus Wicker is new to MSU this year and is integrating new ideas with students.

“Oftentimes folks engage art, but not in a written format and not in a written format for other folks to see, and so I thought it would be sort of unique to engage passersby with visual art and then writing about art,” Wicker said.

Wicker said the purpose of the project was to creatively install art on campus. Some of the poems and artwork included work about Donald Trump and social justice issues.

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