Dickinson Poetry — “Embedded Memories” and Embedding Memories

Event details

  • January 11, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211

Dickinson Poetry Series Features Cynthia Barnes Johnson: “Embedded Memories” and Embedding Memories

Cynthia Barnes Johnson will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 pm.

A published poet since the second grade, Cynthia may or may not eventually write as many poems as Dickinson did (1775) but Cynthia continues to notice things about the world and write about them. For her, writing sermons, newspaper columns, poems, and painting overlap and interweave, often surprising her by their appearance or disappearance or reappearance or refiguration.

An English major at Grinnell College, she has a MS in Curriculum and Supervision from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Cynthia has published two books of poetry: A Theophany, Please, in 1995 and The Way Crows Really Fly, 2004. 

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.