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ARTlines2 Anthology: ART BECOMES POETRY will sit perfectly at the top of your stack of coffee table books. Lush poems orbit around color pages of artworks chosen by curators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Inspired by the art, the featured poetry comes from a nation-wide competition judged by luminaries including former Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Pinsky, Patricia Smith, Mary Szybist, Roberto Tejada and  2011 Texas State Poet Laureate, David M. Parsons. If you’ve ever been curious about what goes through the judges’ minds, their thoughts are included. Tony Hoagland’s introduction, “Get Real: Ekphrastic Poetry in 2015” aptly nails the cultural Zeitgiest. This is a beautiful book, designed for art lovers and poetry lovers alike.