Poets and lovers of poetry will celebrate the publication of a compilation of poems entitled No Breath Is Lost on April 22. The chapbook is a collection of poems read during the UU Fellowship’s inaugural season of the Dickinson Poetry Series named for prolific 18th century poet Emily Dickinson who favored Unitarian philosophy.
This book includes 28 poems by 12 poets. The title suggests the value of the spoken poetry in that nothing uttered is lost and the poetic qualities have been preserved for all to enjoy. It is taken from the words spoken by Krishna in a poem by Henry Timm. The poets featured are Anita Beckstrom, David Clowers, Larry Eriksson, Gerri Friedberg, Hanne Gault, Phil Hansotia, Cynthia Johnson, Anya Kopischke, Estella Lauter, Rolf Olson, Henry Timm, and Thomas Toerpe. The poems reflect on the local scene, travel, language, social issues, nature and human interactions—subjects with a long history in poetry.
No Breath Is Lost will be released on April 22 at a gala celebration party at 7:00 PM at UUFDC, 10341 Water Street (Hwy 42), Ephraim. This event is one of the scheduled Door County activities to commemorate National Poetry Month. The party will follow by a few days the opening reading of the 2010-2011 Emily Dickinson Series, the presentation by Katie Schnorr on April 14. The gala will include refreshments, music, impromptu readings of the poems by their authors, and opportunity for the poets to autograph their pages in the books that have been purchased. The cost of the book is $12 and it will be available at poetry events county-wide and state-wide and at UUFDC events. It may also be ordered by mail, UUFDC, P.O. Box 859, Sister Bay, WI 54234 or online, firstname.lastname@example.org. Add $3 for mail or online orders to cover postage and handling.
The Fellowship sponsors the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series at 7 PM on the second Wednesday of each month beginning in April, National Poetry Month. Each event in this annual series presents a featured poet reading her/his original poetry, followed by an open mic, and then a few more poems by the featured reader.