Hanne Gault Headlines Dickinson Poetry Series

Event details

  • April 13, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211

Hanne GaultThe Dickinson Poetry Series reading on Wednesday, April 13, celebrates several events. First, it is National Poetry Month, when the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Series always begins a new season. Second, it represents the beginning of the eighth year of the Dickinson Poetry Series. And finally, it recognizes the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Door County. Hanne Gault, as the senior poet of UUFDC is a most appropriate featured reader.

Gault moved to Door County in 1997 after spending many summers here. Gault has been writing poetry for many years. It is a kind of meditation for her, where she can lose herself and forget about other things. “I have a similar relationship to music,” she explains. Gault is drawn to the quirky side of things: “I think there is a comic and ironic aspect to life. I try to use that, and take it as close to the edge as I can without going over, so as not to offend anyone.”

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Gault has published one chapbook; getting published is not a focus. However, she does enjoy sharing her poetry and getting feedback from both her poet friends and audience members.