The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County is pleased to announce an exciting list of featured poets for 2012-2013, the 4th year of the series. Four new voices, plus youth poets, will highlight the series. Marilyn Taylor is the 2009-2010 Poet Laureate of Wisconsin. Rusty McKenzie has published 3 poetry books and has strong Door County ties through the Peninsula Players and the Peninsula Pulse. Chuck Sully is a bread maker and a sailor as well as a poet. Steven Link owns the Untitled Bookshop in Sturgeon Bay and sponsors a poetry series there. The readings by young poets have been so successful that the series will again feature a full evening of poetry by youths. The other seven featured readers have all read previously in the first or second year of the series.
Each year UUFDC sponsors these monthly poetry readings named in honor of this famous poet. The readings are held at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of each month and include a featured poet for half the program, followed by an open mic and then a few more poems from the featured reader. The series begins each year in April to commemorate National Poetry Month.
2012-2013 Dickinson Poetry Series
|April 11, 2012||Barbara Larsen|
|May 9, 2012||Larry Eriksson|
|June 13, 2012||Nancy Rafal|
|July 11, 2012||Phil Hansotia|
|August 8, 2012||Rusty McKenzie|
|September 12, 2012||Sharon Auberle and Ralph Murre|
|October 10, 2012||Marilyn Taylor|
|November 4, 2012||Chuck Sully|
|December 12, 2012||Steven Link|
|January 9, 2013||Estella Lauter|
|February 13, 2013||Youth Readers|
|March 13, 2013||Rolf Olson|
The poetry community in Door County is extremely vital. The Dickinson Series features both begining and established poets and provides a comfortable setting for the reading of new work. These evenings also attract new listeners, some of whom then become readers. The series is intended to enhance both the appreciation and the writing of poetry.
All readings are held at the UU Fellowship, 10341 Water Street (Hwy 42), Ephraim, next to the Green Gables Shops. Brochures describing the series are available at local libraries, bookstores, and information centers. The readings are free and open to the public. All those who love poetry are welcome and encouraged to attend.