June Nirschl’s attitude toward life is reflected in her poetry: Let there be variety. Trained as an English teacher, a job she loved for 15 years, she moved into local government as a municipal town clerk in southeastern Wisconsin. Throughout her careers, Nirschl dabbled in poetry, continuing to find that around every corner lay something new, someone new.
Moving to Door County in 2000 enabled Nirschl to continue writing among a supportive group of poets, most especially the Wallace Group.
With Judy Roy and Nancy Rafal, Nirschl’s work was published in their initial offering, Slightly Off Q, followed by Two Off Q: A Conversation in Poetry with Judy Roy. The Wisconsin Library Association recognized Two Off Q for outstanding achievement in poetry in 2009. Her most recent chapbook is a solo effort, Before & After. Nirschl’s work has appeared in the Peninsula Pulse, Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Museletter, and Fox Cry Review. Her poetry has been awarded the Jade Ring from the Wisconsin Writers Association.
On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a renowned local or regional poet followed by an open mic, providing an opportunity for others to read their poetry. A reception follows affording an opportunity to meet the poets. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.