Poetry News from WFOP

Courtesy Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets member Cathryn Cofell.


Monday, March 21

Poetry Rocks! Reading Series

Copper Rock Café, 210 W. College Ave, Appleton  

7 pm, featured readers followed by open mike

Soundings features the work of 57 poets on many dimensions of Door County: the big waters and inland lakes; iconic locations; typical buildings and businesses; social activities; notable characters; the weather. The anthology was edited by the Door County Poets’ Collective. Estella Lauter, past Poet Laureate of Door County, was inspired to create the anthology after reading a similar one about Madison. Soundings, the title of the anthology, is a nod to the peninsula’s nautical heritage, a term for the way sailors in the past measured the depth of water, but, Lauter explains, “also refers to the practice of reading poems aloud to hear all the possibilities of meaning in the voices they carry


April 18          Erik Richardson and Mark Zimmerman (kick-off of the Fox Cities Book Festival!)
May 16           Marilyn Taylor and Sarah Busse
June 20         Karl Garson and John Olski
July 18           Sylvia Cavanaugh and Cathryn Cofell

For more information on the Poetry Rocks series contact Sarah Gilbert at pses@sbcglobal.net.




Wednesday, March 9

UUF, 10341 Highway 42, Ephraim

On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a reading by a local or regional poet followed by an open mic and reception. The public is welcome, and admission is free. For more information visit www.uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.



Friday, March 18

EBCO Artworks, 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan

Gallery open from 6-10:00 pm

Half-hour poetry readings at 6:45 and 8:00 pm

Georgia Ressmeyer and Marilyn Zelke-Windau are coordinating this ekphrastic art/poetry show featuring poems by members of the Mead Public Library Poetry Circle (including, among others, Maryann Hurtt, Nancy Harrison Durdin, Dawn Hogue, Sylvia Cavanaugh, Kathryn Gahl, and Jean Biegun) and artwork by members of Sheboygan Visual Artists. The gallery will also be open for viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 19, 20, and April 2, 3, 9, 10.


Tuesday, March 22

Caramel Crisp, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh

6:15 – 7:30 pm featured reader, followed by an open mic

Robert Nordstrom worked as an editor/writer for various trade and scholarly publications for over 30 years. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he has published poetry, fiction and essays in numerous publications. His poetry collection, The Sacred Monotony of Breath, was published by Prolific Press in 2015.

The reading is located in the game room beyond the cafe portion of the building. Please come early and treat yourself to coffee, dessert or other goodies to enjoy during the reading. For further information contact Kay Sanders at rksanders42@gmail.com or Mandi Isaacson at mandiisaacson@gmail.com.

On deck at Caramel Crisp:

April 26 – Maryann Hurtt

May 24 – Bill Urbrock   (Memorial Day May 30)

June 28 – Wendy Schmidt

July 26 – Lisa Vihos



Wednesday, March 30

Ripon College Project Space, 314 Watson Street, downtown Ripon

7:30 pm

Poetry reading with C. Kubasta and the artwork of Mollie Oblinger – featured in Kubasta’s new book,

All Beautiful & Useless—from. Oblinger is associate professor of Art at Ripon College. Kubasta experiments with hybrid forms, excerpted text, and shifting voices—her work has been called claustrophobic and unflinching. A Lovely Box (Finishing Line Press) won the 2014 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Chapbook Prize. She currently teaches English and Gender Studies at Marian University, in Fond du Lac.



Thursday, March 31

The Readers Loft | 2069 Central Ct, Suite 44, Green Bay

6-8 pm Featured Reader(s) + Open mic

On Deck:

April 28: Sylvia Cavanaugh, Ed Werstein, Nancy Austin

May 19: Brain Mill Press Poets

July 30 (Saturday, 1-4 pm): Summer Poetry Festival with over 10 poets & music!

For more info: torigw@twc.com or call the Loft at (920) 406-0200 | www.readersloft.com.





Deadline 5/1/2016: New American Press is accepting submissions for the next anthology of Midwestern poets. https://newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit/50705

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