Eight young poets are the featured readers for the Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm. A program devoted to young poets is an annual tradition for the series. The poets, prepared and coached by Gibraltar English teacher Lauren Bremer, include:
Evan Board reaches deep, pulls out words, and forms sentences. When he is not writing voraciously in his personal journal he can often be found pacing, reciting Woody Allen in his bathroom mirror, or gently strumming his guitar to the rhythm of the universe.
Max Berndt is eighteen years old and has lived in Door County for his entire life. He has always loved to take things apart and try to make something else with the parts. He loves to weld and work with his hands, even if he gets a few cuts or burns in the process. He loves to play video games with his friends and other people he knows over the internet, or even across the world. He even loves to read whenever he gets the chance. Max has an incredible ability to write, whether its essays, short stories, or even poetry.
Ben Bruns: if he is not walking the expansive wilderness of Peninsula State Park or kayaking the interminable Door County shoreline, he is most likely to be found writing. Since his first attempt at poetry in the 2nd grade about time travel, he has come a long way. When not reading or writing, he enjoys pursuing leprechauns across the Door Peninsula.
Marcy Desotelle is an interesting young individual, and is your typical ignorant American teenage girl. What sets her apart from many other youngins’ is that she strives to lessen her ignorance by studying abroad her senior year. Though it is a step out of her comfort zone, as is this poetry reading, she hopes to gain something from the experience
Alexa Ferrie is a junior at Gibraltar. In the midst of her busy schedule, she enjoys nothing more than spending time with family and friends. As a dedicated and hardworking student, Alexa’s biggest goal is to attend college and someday become the event planner/business woman she has always wanted to be. You will more often than not see her laughing with friends and joking around.
Libby Glabe is a junior at Gibraltar. She enjoys running, hanging out with friends, and learning things. She was inspired to look into poetry after watching Sarah Kay’s TED talk that featured a poem that was quite lovely. She is very much like Perry the platypus of Phineas and Ferb; she doesn’t do much. She probably spends more time just sitting around thinking than doing anything else.
Lillian McDonald is a junior at Gibraltar High School. Originally from the Island, she loves music with all her heart. She also loves sports, working, being home on the Island, and spending time with family and friends.
Floris Scherb is from the country of poets and philosophy, Germany. Floris is an exchange student and lives here in Door County for one year. He is actually from Stuttgart in southwestern Germany. He plays the flute and enjoys books. He especially loves spring, when in his eyes the world begins to live again. It’s not that cold in his hometown, so he is getting used to the cold. Since he is in America he learned more here than at his entire life. So he considers the meaning of friendship anew. While here, he also found new talents that he didn’t know in Germany like singing, calligraphy and acting. He doesn’t care what people think about him; every time there is somebody who tries to make him angry, he just says to himself: “Always look on the bright side of life”, whistle and feel lucky.
Following the featured readers, there will be an open mic session, during which all poets, seasoned and novice, are encouraged to read. Young readers are always welcome and are especially invited to participate in this February reading. As always, the evening will close with a reception.