Students partaking in the UW Middle School Young Writers Workshop paid a visit to the Henry this past month to search for literary inspiration. They took an exploratory look through our dynamic exhibition Vortexhibition Polyphonica. Their instructor Storme Webber, an accomplished spoken word, vocal and visual artist with an extensive experience in writing, teaching and performance guided her students to find poetry within the Henry’s collection. Here is a poem created from a student’s experience with Gary Hill’s Wall Piece. To read more of the students’ brilliant work visit the class’s blog at

Dark Picture by Piggy Zombie

Pung! Pung! Pung!




Picturing one person

Can surprise



One person Jump!

Everybody Jump!

One, more, One, more,

Keep closing eyes!

Jump!  Surprise!  Lights!


It makes bright

For one second!



Crashing to the wall!

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