- October 10, 2018
- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211
Estella Lauter will read from her new chapbook, You Never Said. We Didn’t Ask, published by Finishing Line Press in May. In it, the poet speaks to one former World War I soldier who, like many others, said almost nothing about that life-changing experience. As the book reconstructs what happened in the last months of the war, it also addresses the pressures on German-American families at the time, the many reasons why one might not speak, and the dislocation caused by this tour of duty.
Estella served as Poet Laureate of Door County in 2013-2015. She retired here from UW Oshkosh in 2004 and has since published three other chapbooks with Finishing Line Press. She co-edited Soundings: Door County in Poetry (2015) with members of the Door County Poets Collective, and co-edited the 2017 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Calendar with Francha Barnard on the theme of water. Her poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies and have won awards. She lives with her husband on 31 acres of woodland bordering on the Ephraim Swamp.
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.