Barbara Larsen Next Dickinson Poet

Barbara Larsen, author of six poetry books, is the next featured poet in the Unitarian Universalist’s Dickinson Series. She will share her poetry on May 12, 7 pm.

Larsen believes in the power and truth of poetry and in its ability to connect with the hearts and minds of readers. Much of her work is inspired by the beauty in nature around her home on a bluff overlooking Green Bay waters in Door County. She finds the constant changes of sky and water to be endlessly fascinating. Seasons go by and furnish constant sources of material to write about.

Family memories and humorous incidents in her life also find their way into words. An avid reader, influences of other writers help shape some of her work. Many of her poems have a strong philosophical bent.

Active in Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets for many years, she now concentrates on the many public poetry activities of Door County. She is a member of the Unabridged Poets and the Wallace Group where she joins other poets in polishing skills and critiquing each other’s work. She has won literary awards and her poems have appeared in numerous publications.

Other poets are encouraged to read their poetry during an open mic session following the featured poet. The recently published book No Breath Is Lost, a compilation of poems read during the inaugural Dickinson Series 2009-2010 will be available for purchase.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County is located along Highway 42 in North Ephraim. For more information visit