Dickinson Poetry Series

The poetry community in Door County is extremely vital. The Dickinson Series features both beginning and established poets and provides a comfortable setting for the reading of new work. These evenings also attract new listeners, some of whom then become readers. The series is intended to enhance both the appreciation and the writing of poetry.

Held at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of every month, each evening features a local or regional poet reading his or her own poetry followed by an opportunity for audience members to read during an open mic session. .

Emily Dickinson was a prolific poet producing 1775 poems. She favored liberal and Unitarian writing and shared the religious philosophy of the well-known Unitarian, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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2015–2016 Schedule

April 8, 2015 – Anita Beckstrom

Humorous with a twist, sometimes pensive

May 13 – Robin Chapman

Reading from Dappled Things and One Hundred White Pelicans

June 10 – Soundings anthology poets

Door County in poetry

July 8 – Barbara Larsen

Door county Poet Laureate ( 2011-2013)

August 12 – Larry Eriksson

An engineer moving from numbers to words

September 9 – Hanne Gault

Lean over the edge as far as you dare.

October 14 – Kim Blaeser

Poet Laureate of Wisconsin

November 11 – Peter Sherrill

I like making things: glass, metal, music, wood, words: all the same to me.

December 9 – Phil Hansotia

Travel widely and observe closely.

January 13, 2016 – Ethel and Tom Davis

Ethel – Poetry that metamorphoses into feelings, meaning, and healing

Tom – Rumbles with meter and rhyme, sometimes free verse that tells stories

February 10 – Youth Readers

Readings from Accomplished Young poets

March 9 – Nancy Rafal

Advocate for poetry