Max Garland, the 2013-14 Wisconsin Poet Laureate, will be the featured poet at the Dickinson Poetry Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on July 10, 7 pm. He will read some of his own work and discuss Walt Whitman’s bicentennial birthday.
Garland is the author of The Word We Used for It and the recipient of the 2017-18 Brittingham Poetry Prize. Other books include The Postal Confessions, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry; and Hunger Wide as Heaven, which won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Open Competition. He has received an NEA Poetry Fellowship, a Michener Fiction Fellowship, inclusion in Best American Short Stories and fellowships in both poetry and fiction from the Wisconsin Arts Board.
The Dickinson Poetry Series highlights a renowned local or regional poet, followed by an open mic that allows others to read their work and a reception with the poets.