Dickinson Poetry Series Features Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Dec. 14 at 7 pm.

Wilson has resided in Juddville for close to 40 years. While that doesn’t make her native here, it has been long enough to gain perspective. When contemplating the changes she has seen, Wilson thinks back to both pairs of her great-grandparents who were original settlers in Door County.

Born and raised in Sheboygan, Wilson has a degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. In 1977, she arrived in Door County after living in Madison and Poynette. She soon became active in the then-small environmental community that was beginning the difficult work to preserve the natural resources of this unique place.

When she began to write poems a dozen years ago, her love of nature found another expression. Her poems have been published in The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ (WFOP) calendars; Soundings, an anthology of poetry about Door County; and N.E.W. Voices, a literary magazine. She won first prize in a contest sponsored by WFOP and Captain’s Walk Winery, with “Ode to Wine.”

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 or call 920.854.7559.


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