The upcoming Dickinson Poetry Series reading is titled “June in June” featuring the works of Baileys Harbor poet June Nirschl June 8, 7:00 pm, at the UU Fellowship.
Since moving to Door County in 2000, June has co-authored two poetry chapboks: Slightly Off Q (2004) with Judy Roy and Nancy Rafal; and Two Off Q: A Conversation in Poetry (2008) with Judy Roy. The Wisconsin Library Association selected the latter as an outstanding book in 2009.
Her work has been published in Free Verse, the Peninsula Pulse, Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, Fox Cry Review, and Bar Code. In addition, she has won the Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Association’s Jade Ring and the Hal Grutzmacher award.
June has had the good fortune to study with many of the state’s poets, as well as to be a member of the Wallace poetry group in Door County. She has participated widely in poetry readings in the state. She is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and the Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Association.
The Dickinson Poetry Series, now in its third year, invites a renowned local or regional poet to read from his/her works followed by an open mic, providing an opportunity for others to read their poetry. A reception follows affording an opportunity to meet the poets. The Series is named for Emily Dickinson, a prolific poet and philosophically in tune with Unitarian beliefs. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim.