Richard Carter and Carolyn Kenney-Carter are the featured artists in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 pm.
Richard E. Carter, geographer, naturalist, aviator, essayist and poet, has a deep connection with earth’s forces and creatures. From a career in city planning, he has moved into the natural world, where he invites readers to share his vision and adventures in northern Wisconsin. His gentle and deeply personal looks at humanity’s relationship with nature share universal truths far beyond the northern Wisconsin environs. He and his wife Carolyn received the Council for Wisconsin Writers Ellis/Henderson Outdoor Writing Award–2011 for Through the Cabin Door, a book of essays and drawings. Among his other awards are the Jade Ring and first place in the Al P. Nelson contests of the Wisconsin Writers’ Association.
Carolyn Kenney-Carter has provided pencil drawings and nature notes for two other joint ventures, including Inside and Out, a recent collection of Carter’s poetry. She worked as an artist for Milwaukee museums, completed a master’s degree in business and explored the field of graphic design before becoming a painter and visual collaborator with Carter. Her rich, poignant drawings flow in perfect harmony with her husband’s words. The collaboration raises the need to get out and explore the world, letting nature speak to you. At the Dickinson series Carolyn will discuss the collaboration that produces this strong symbiosis. Then Richard will read his poetry.