Ethel and Tom Davis Join Forces for Dickinson Poetry Series

A central Wisconsin couple joins forces as the featured poets at the Dickinson Poetry Series on Jan. 13, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in north Ephraim.

Ethel Mortenson Davis was raised on a dairy farm in Marathon County where she was instilled with a deep sense of the earth and its diverse creatures. She was inspired by teachers at Wausau High School to write poetry and develop her skill as an artist. She studied fine art at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has published two books of poetry: I Sleep Between the Moons of New Mexico and White Ermine Upon My Shoulders.

Thomas Davis and Ethel Mortenson Davis

Thomas Davis and Ethel Mortenson Davis

Her spouse of 48 years, Thomas Davis retired as the Provost of New Mexico University. He also served as the President of two tribal colleges, the Acting President of another one, and the Chief Academic Officer of two other colleges. His best-selling book was Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit published by State University of New York (SUNY) Press. He helped found College of the Menominee Nation and the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium, among other organizations.

On the second Wednesday of every month, the Dickinson Poetry Series features a reading by a local or regional poet followed by an open mic and reception. The public is welcome, and admission is free. The UUF is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.

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