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The Dickinson Poetry Series

Cathryn Cofell

The Dickinson Poetry Series on May 11, 2011, combines poetry and music.

The musical duo of Bruce Dethlefsen and Bill Orth perform as Obvious Dog.  They play background for Cathryn Cofell’s poetry reading from her compact disc, Lips. The program begins at 7 pm.

Cofell is author of five chapbooks.  Her poetry and essays have been published internationally.  Among awards she has received the John Lehman Poetry Prize from Wisconsin People & Ideas, the WI Academy Outstanding Poem Award for two consecutive years, the Jade Ring from the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association, and numerous Pushcart Prize nominations.  Her chapbook, Kamikaze Commotion (Parallel Press) is being “taught” at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Obvious Dog has been playing original blues and jazz music together since 2001. Dethlefsen, from Westfield, Wisconsin, sings, plays bass guitar, harmonica, and percussion.  He is also the current Poet Laureate of Wisconsin.  Orth, Human Services Director for Sauk County, Wisconsin, sings and plays guitar and bass.

Please join us for this entertaining and lively evening! The Dickinson Poetry Series features a well-known poet the second Wednesday of each month. Others in attendance are then invited to read their poetry. The Series is free and open to the public.