2011 CWW Ellis/Henderson Outdoor Writing Honoree Featured in Door County

Poet/artist couple featured in Dickinson series

 Aug. 7, 2013

Richard E. Carter has a connection with Earth’s forces and creatures. From a career in city planning, the geographer, naturalist, aviator, essayist and poet has moved into the natural world, where he invites readers to share his vision and adventures in northern Wisconsin. His gentle and deeply personal looks at humanity’s relationship with nature share universal truths far beyond the northern Wisconsin environs. Among his other awards are the Jade Ring and first place in the Al P. Nelson contests of the Wisconsin Writers’ Association.

Carolyn Kenney-Carter supplies pencil drawings and nature notes for her husband’s poetry. She worked as an artist for Milwaukee museums, completed a master’s degree in business and explored the field of graphic design before becoming a painter and visual collaborator with Richard.

Richard and Carolyn received the Council for Wisconsin Writers Ellis/Henderson Outdoor Writing Award in 2011 for “Through the Cabin Door,” a book of essays and drawings. At the Dickinson series event, Carolyn will discuss the collaboration that produces this strong symbiosis and Richard will read his poetry.

Named for renowned American poet Emily Dickinson, the series features a local or regional poet reading from his or her works the second Wednesday of each month, followed by an open mic opportunity for others to read their poetry. A reception with the featured poet follows. The public is welcome, and there is no charge to attend.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is at 10341 Wisconsin 42, Ephraim. For more information, visit www.uufdc.org or call (920) 854-7559.

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