The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series reading at 7 pm on April 13 celebrates several events. First, it is National Poetry Month, when the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Series always begins a new season. Second, it represents the beginning of the eighth year of the Dickinson Poetry Series. And finally, it recognizes the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC). Hanne Gault, as the senior poet of UUFDC, is a most appropriate featured reader.
Gault moved to Door County in 1997 after spending many summers here. Gault has been writing poetry for many years. It is a kind of meditation for her, where she can lose herself and forget about other things. “I have a similar relationship to music,” she explains. Gault is drawn to the quirky side of things: “I think there is a comic and ironic aspect to life. I try to use that, and take it as close to the edge as I can without going over, so as not to offend anyone.”
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Gault has published one chapbook. Getting published is not a focus for her, however, she does enjoy sharing her poetry and getting feedback from poet friends and audience members.
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 uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.