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State’s First Poet Laureate Reads at UU Dickinson Series

Renowned poet Ellen Kort will share her poetry July 14, 7 PM, at the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series.

Kort has authored 14 books and has been featured in a wide variety of anthologies. Her poetry has been architecturally incorporated in Milwaukee’s Midwest Express Center, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Fox River Mall, Appleton Medical Center’s Heart Institute among other locations. She has traveled as a poet, speaker, and workshop facilitator in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. She takes her passion for poetry as an expressive and healing art to young students, teachers, physicians and psychologists, and to cancer, grief, domestic abuse survivors, and women in prison. She has received numerous awards in addition to being named Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate from 2000-2004. Kort expresses her love for poetry by leaving poetry books in public places and carrying a bucket of chalk in her car so she can write poems on city sidewalks.

Kort will read her poetry followed by an open mic opportunity for other poets to share their work. A reception will follow the readings.

The monthly Dickinson Poetry Series is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC), located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. The series is free and open to the public.