Dickinson Poetry Series

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County presents the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of the month. Each evening a featured poet will read his or her own poetry followed by an opportunity for audience members to read during an open mic session.

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.

The readings are open to the public and all those who love poetry are welcome.

Emily Dickinson was a prolific poet, who left us 1,775 poems. She favored liberal ideas and shared the religious philosophy of the well-known Unitarian, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

2019 - 2020 Dickinson Poetry Series

April 10, 2019 – Margaret Rozga
Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2019 – 2021

May 8 – Ethel and Tom Davis
Poetry shaped by Native American art and life

June 12 – Alessandra Simmons
Catch the good earth with your rooting

July 10 – Max Garland
Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2013-2014
Candles for Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday

August 14 – Mara Packard
From blackest ink comes blinding light
Ethan Farnham
From somewhere to you

September 11 – Marilyn Taylor
Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2009-2010

October 9 – Jude Genereaux
Why do I write? Because I can’t stop!

November 13 – Francha Barnard
At play in the sandbox of language

December 11 – Jack Redell
Sometimes wondering, at times wandering

January 8, 2020 – Nancy Rafal
Poetry Advocate

February 12 – Student Readers
Poems from accomplished young poets

March 11 – Susan T. Moss
Seeker of words to mark the journey

Upcoming Dickinson Poetry Series