Dickinson Series Features Baileys Harbor Poet

Cynthia Johnson, a Door County poet, painter and photographer, will present her poetry during the second monthly Dickinson Series on May 14 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC), Ephraim.

Cynthia has published two books of poetry:  A Theophany, Please (1995) and The Way Crows Really Fly (2004). She began an interactive art exhibit called The Ripple Project in 2006 when she decided to give away her book, The Way Crows Really Fly, and invited responses from the recipients. She wrote and painted and photographed about those responses. The project is ongoing and has culminated in two visual arts exhibits. She is represented by Woodwalk Gallery in Door County. Her Kangaroo Lake studio/gallery is open by appointment (920.839.9298).

Johnson, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, said, “I’m delighted to be the featured poet at the UU Fellowship. Poems are written to capture the present moment. I think of individual poems as small chips of colored glass I drop into a kaleidoscope. This poetry reading is an opportunity to jiggle the chips to see the patterns that emerge.”

The Dickinson Poetry Series features a UU member or friend on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm followed by an opportunity for audience members to read during an open mic session. All Door County poets, and lovers of poetry, are welcome. There is no charge. Hanne Gault will read her poetry at the next Dickinson event, June 10.

UUFDC is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in Ephraim. Visit for more information.