Dickinson Poetry — Youth Poets, Ethan Hendricks Farnham & Mara Packard, Take the Dickinson Poetry Series Stage

Event details

  • August 14, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211
  • 902-854-7559

Ethan Hendricks Farnham & Mara Packard, youth poets of Northern Door, will be the featured poets at the Dickinson Poetry Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM.

Ethan Hendricks Farnham considers himself a poet, in the title’s truest scents. Through nonsense, and nose sense, he hopes to please listeners, readers, and sniffers alike; even though his writings have yielded no cents. He hopes to please the presence of your pallet with his poetry collection, titled: Aromatherapy.

Lauren Bremer, English teacher at Gibraltar High School, describes his writing, “Ethan Hendricks Farnham’s poetry is musical and sibilant. Its rhythm is a beating drum, cascading and insightful. Farnham’s sharp criticism and incising mind cut past decorum, right to the heart of wisdom.”

Mara Packard was born on a small island off the coast of Portland, Maine. She has always had her nose stuck in a book, and some of her fondest memories were made strolling back home along a sandy path on those glorious “library days” with a copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends or some such newly discovered treasure. Her parents work took her from there to Labrador, Canada, later to an Island in Puget Sound, Washington, and finally to Door County. Her childhood traveling, and love for reading have shaped her poetry, giving it a sound that is uniquely her own.

Lauren Bremer describes her writing, “Marguerite Packard’s sense of language is simultaneously intuitive and born from the depth and breadth of her reading. Her dreamlike casting of words spins poetry which soars and spirals off the page. Packard’s deep contemplation of the world around her is tucked into the wider frame of how the mind perceives and catches all.”

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.