Christine Swanberg considers poetry an adventure, which is why she has stuck with it for 40 years. She’ll share some of her work during the Dickinson Poetry Series, Oct. 11 at 7 pm.
Swanberg writes poetry that is accessible and speaks for the collective experience via the personal eye and ear. She values the lyrical line and has recently written several sonnets, which appear in her newest collection, just out from Puddin’head Press of Chicago. Wild Fruition: Sonnets, Spells, and Other Incantations celebrates nature but also looks at “the dark thread” that weaves through the life of those of us who has lived long enough to experience both the joys and the obstacles of persevering.
Swanberg has a strong Door Country connection. For several years she was a Clearing instructor, won the Hal Grutzmacher Award for Poetry long ago, and studied with Norb Blei nearly 40 years ago. Her work appeared in Soundings: Door County in Poetry, The Peninsula Review, Glass Cherry, Peninsula Pulse, and other Wisconsin publications. A full-length interview with her appeared in Poet’s Market.
On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a renowned local or regional poet followed by an open mic, providing an opportunity for others to read their poetry. A reception follows affording an opportunity to meet the poets. The Series is named for Emily Dickinson, a prolific poet and philosophically in tune with Unitarian beliefs. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.