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.View Upcoming Events
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