Dickinson Poetry Series Features Rusty McKenzie

Rusty McKenzie’s poetry reading August 8, 7 pm, at the UU Fellowship is aptly titled “Never Far From Water.”

McKenzie lives and writes on the shore of Lake Winnebago. She describes herself as, “A lucky woman who gets to watch seasons of sunsets and storms cross the lake, and who gets to read and write poems when the muse shows up.”

A retired art therapist, McKenzie has written two books of poems Never Far From Water and Alive With Dandelions.

McKenzie is a listener and observer. She finds her voice in water, wind, birds and under rocks and bridges. Her pen has been a lifesaver through dark nights of grief, and a memory keeper of days warm with love and laughter.

In her search for simplicity in the complex soup of twenty-first century life, writing is her long-handled spoon.

“The world enters through my eyes and ears,

probing deep until my heart begins to hum

and my hand gives free reign to the pen….

if I’m lucky, a poem is born.”

The Dickinson Poetry Series is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at UU Fellowship. Following the featured poet, an opportunity is available for other poets in the audience to read. The series is free and all poets and poetry-lovers are invited. A reception follows the reading.

UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information visit or call 920.854.7559.