Dickinson Poetry – Andrea Potos… “To aim one perfect arrow of light”

Event details

  • August 8, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211
  • 902-854-7559

Madison poet Andrea Potos is the author of eight poetry collections: the just-released A Stone to Carry Home (Salmon Poetry), Arrows of Light (Iris Press), An Ink Like Early Twilight (Salmon Poetry), We Lit the Lamps Ourselves (Salmon Poetry) and Yaya’s Cloth (Iris Press), and others. Andrea has received three Outstanding Achievement Awards in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association, the William Stafford Prize in Poetry from Rosebud Magazine, and the Hearst Poetry Prize from the North American Review. Her poems are featured widely in print and online.

In her work Andrea loves to explore her travels and beloved literary figures from the past, including the Bronte sisters, Emily Dickinson and John Keats. Her Greek-American heritage and the emotional resonances of family have also been enduring themes in her books, particularly the bonds of mothers, daughters and grandmothers. Another collection of poems entitled Mothershell is currently in process.

About Dickinson Poetry Series: On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a renowned local or regional poet 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 in north Ephraim. For more information call (920) 854-7559.