Category Archive: Dickinson Poetry Series

Dickinson Poetry Series Features Mary Gray Kaye

Mary Gray Kaye

Mary Gray Kaye

Mary Gray Kaye will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on May 8, 7:00 pm.

Mary Gray Kaye is a published writer whose many years of diversified experience find a place in her writing. Her professional background includes newspaper reporting, public relations and corporate travel. Her creative life has produced ghostwritten memoirs, essays, magazines articles, poems and fiction. She served as a script supervisor for a Chicago film production company. She participates in Chicago’s Neighborhood Writing Alliance and other Chicago writing communities, is a graduate of Northwestern University and has attended Ragdale Writers Retreat in Lake Forest IL. She has delivered readings at the Chicago Public Library, the Printers Row Book Fair, the Chicago Humanities Festival, the University of Chicago and DePaul University. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dickinson Poetry Features Cynthia Stiehl

Cynthia Stiehl

Cynthia Stiehl

Mezzo soprano Cynthia Stiehl will be featured in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm. Through poetry, melody and human feeling, Ms. Stiehl’s presentation, entitled “Poetical Interpretation”, will examine how singers choose, interpret and present text to their audiences. She will be accompanied by Judith Jackson on the piano.

Known for her recitals of American art song, opera and musical theater, Ms. Stiehl’s repertoire extends from Bach to Cole and beyond. She has appeared as guest soloist with symphonies, choirs, and ensembles in Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon and Wisconsin. Door County audiences are familiar with Ms. Stiehl’s numerous benefit performances for local non-profit organizations. She has performed Samuel Barber’s “Dover Beach” and Aaron Copland’s “American Songs,” as well as premiering works by Richard Cumming, written especially for her. Ms. Stiehl has several CDs to her credit, most notably her memorable recital with John Browning recorded at Björklunden.  She is proud to serve on the UUFDC Board of Directors and several other Boards in Door County. Read the rest of this entry »

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Emily Dickinson Poetry Series for 2013-2014 Announced

To commemorate National Poetry Month, the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series is pleased to announce an exciting list of featured poets for its fifth series beginning in April. Seven of the readings will feature poets new to the series: Cyndy Stiehl with Judith Jackson, Mary Gray Kaye, Cynthia Oliver, Richard E. Carter and Carolyn Kenney-Carter, Susan T. Moss, Patrick Moran, and Karla Huston. Look for new elements this year including poetry into song, poetry accompanied by art works connected to the poems, and dual readings. This much-loved monthly poetry event is a program of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dickinson Poetry Series Features Rolf Olson

Rolf Olson

Rolf Olson

Rolf Olson is the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm.

Rolf Olson has called Door County home since 1980. He has been a craftsman in wood and metal for 25 years, working as a boat builder and joiner, designing and building doors, cabinets, furniture and functional objects in wood and metal.

Olson began writing poetry seriously about 14 years ago.  He writes about a wide variety of subjects and describes his poems as “bold, thought provoking, and entertaining.” Others have described Olson’s poems as “spare, fun, intense, and Zen-like”. He is pleased to have been a member of the “Unabridged Poets” group for nine years. Olson’s first chapbook, “One Glass Eye,” was published in 2003, and his next book, “Riot at the Poets’ Café” is currently in final editing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dickinson Poetry Series Features Gibraltar Student Writers

Five young poets are the Dickinson featured readers on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 pm. A program devoted to young poets is an annual tradition begun after the great acclaim for a youthful poet during the inaugural year of the Dickinson Poetry Series . The five poets from Gibraltar High School have been prepared and coached by Lauren Bremer, the teacher of senior English. Three of these poets have been featured in the series previously and are emerging into the rich poetry community of Door County. Read the rest of this entry »

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Estella Lauter Reads at Dickinson Series

Estella Lauter

Estella Lauter

Estella Lauter will be the featured reader for the Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, January 9 at 7 pm. An open mic follows the featured reading.

Since her retirement from teaching in the UW System, Estella has published two chapbooks with Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, KY. Her poems have appeared in the Peninsula Pulse, Free Verse, Verse Wisconsin and Wisconsin People and Ideas, and several anthologies, including The Nature of Door. They have won awards from the Pulse, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Wisconsin Regional Writers Association and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. As a member of the Wallace group and Word Women–two of Door County’s ongoing poetry workshops–she has participated in recent exhibits on the Newport Poetry Trail, at The Meadows and at Brew Coffee House. Some of her latest work may be seen online at www.versewisconsin.org in Issue 110, “It’s Political.”  She lives with her husband on 31 acres of woodland between Fish Creek and Ephraim and believes in poetry “because it still leaps out of the water of syllables into fresh air to change its course and ours.”

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Steven Link Featured Dickinson Poet

Steven Link

UUFDC is pleased to host Steven P. Link as the featured December poet Wednesday, December 12 at 7 pm.

Mr. Link’s engaging, sporadic, poetic “occurrences” often find him scurrying for pen and paper to capture poetic images.  Writing poetry, running a used bookstore, and collecting rare books comprise his more satisfying second career.  In his previous life as a corporate data analyst, Mr. Link migrated through Northern Illinois and Madison before arriving home to Door County.  He currently owns and operates “Untitled” Used & Rare Books in Sturgeon Bay which offers a monthly poetry reading and occasional music events.

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Dickinson Poetry Series Features Chuck Sully

Chuck Sully

Chuck Sully will be the featured reader in the Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. After his reading, there will be an open mic for other poets to read. New poets and listeners are welcome.

Chuck began to write poetry when he was 15, and the love of poetry has continued to inform his work. Two other passions are reflected in his writing: sailing and baking bread. Sailing represents a way of life for him. He has traveled 44,000 miles on the water. Catch him selling his bread at some of the farmers’ markets in Door County, and you may get him to recite a poem or two. He has published a book of poems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Poet Laureate Marilyn Taylor is October’s Dickinson Poet

Marilyn Taylor

Marilyn L. Taylor will read new and selected poems at the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series on October 10, 2012 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County.  A complementary reception will follow the reading and open mic session.

Ms Taylor is the 2009 and 2010 Poet Laureate of the state of Wisconsin and 2004 and 2005 of the city of Milwaukee.  She taught poetry and poetics for fifteen years at UWM. She has facilitated poetry workshops, readings and presentations throughout the state and at many venues across the country from Connecticut to California and has recently been appointed to the advisory board of the Low-Residency MFA Program at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.

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Christine Swanberg Highlights September Dickinson Poetry Series

Christine Swanber

By Ginny Olson

Christine Swanberg is the featured poet for the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series on September 12, 2012 at 7 pm.  A complementary reception will be served following the reading and open mic session

Swanberg teaches regularly at The Clearing where she has mentored many writers. She also enjoys residencies and teaching at the Centrum Center for the Arts in Port Townsend, WA.  A prolific writer, she published seven books of poetry, appeared in many journals and anthologies, authored a college poetry text, and two of her essays appeared in Women on Poetry. Her newest collection combining older and new poems is now available from The Puddin’head Press. Read the rest of this entry »

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