Cynthia Barnes Johnson will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Jan. 11 at 7 pm.
A published poet since the second grade, Johnson may or may not eventually write as many poems as Dickinson did (1,775) but she continues to notice things about the world and write about them. For her, writing sermons, newspaper columns, poems and painting overlap and interweave, often surprising her by their appearance or disappearance or reappearance or refiguration.
An English major at Grinnell College, Johnson has a MS in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She has published two books of poetry: A Theophany, Please, 1995 and The Way Crows Really Fly, 2004.
On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a renowned local or regional poet followed by an open mic and reception. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The UUF is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information visit uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.