Category: Literature

The latest news in the literature scene in Door County along with reviews, creative writing and news about The Hal Prize.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 236 By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004 – 2006


    Cecilia Woloch teaches in California, and when she’s not with her students she’s off to the Carpathian Mountains of Poland, to help with the farm work.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 233

    Diane Glancy is one of our country’s Native American poets, and I recently judged her latest book, Asylum in the Grasslands, the winner of a regional competition.

  • She’s A Lady

    Just a bit past twilight, standing on the shores of Europe Bay, I saw her slip behind a thin veil. Her face glistening and the silver of her eyes dancing on Michigan’s rippling waters.

  • Michael Koehler and Little Eagle Press Poets to Read at Peninsula Bookman

    Michael Koehler, author of the recently released poetry collection Red Boots, will join several other poets from Little Eagle Press to read and sign books at the Peninsula Bookman in Fish Creek on Saturday, October 3 at 7 pm.

  • “Death’s Door” Author Returns to Sign Books at Peninsula Bookman

    Gail Lukasik, author of the recently released Door County mystery novel Death’s Door will be reading and signing copies of her book at the Peninsula Bookman in Fish Creek on Saturday, September 26 at 7 pm.

  • Unitarian Universalist Education Program Uses Poetry

    School-age children will explore values through poetry and service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC). Junior and senior high school students will be using a new curriculum entitled “Exploring Our Values through Poetry” according to RE Director Lynn Lees.

  • New Online Resource for Wisconsin Poets

    The new poetry magazine, Verse Wisconsin, has gone online as of September 1, 2009. Featuring information for poets across the state and beyond, the Web site ushers in the next phase of Verse Wisconsin’s project, and offers a place for poets across the state to post their local events and learn of others.

  • Aunt Eunice Returns

    Everything was quiet at home – too quiet, actually – when a disturbing telegram arrived at our door. With my father in service overseas, my mother and I immediately feared something terrible might have happened to him.

  • The Unknown Soldier

    I had seen enough commercials to know I wanted to join the military. You know, the ones with the inspirational music and the strong, confident individuals in their camo suits saluting their officer and climbing cliff faces, and when they finally reach the top the music hits a climax and the grand scene finishes with the two word blurb: Army Strong.

  • A Review – A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

    Have you ever seen The Perfect Dog? Of course you have.

  • Kopischke Reads at Dickinson Series

    Anya Kopischke is the featured poet for the September 9 Dickinson series event sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) in Ephraim.

  • Burtons to Read from Door County’s Islands at Peninsula Bookman

    Paul and Frances Burton, authors of the most recently released work of Door County history, will be appearing for a reading and presentation at The Peninsula Bookman in Fish Creek on Wednesday, September 16 at 7 pm.

  • A Poem

    “Trillium – for Annie Mae Gudger and Walker Evans”

  • 2 Poems

    “For Vincent” and “In August”

  • Cherries a la Paree

    The cherries were a specialty of the restaurant that June night in Paris. It was the last night of our family trip to France with our daughter Peggy, her husband Eric, and their children, Heidi and Kurt.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 232

    I’ve built many wren houses since my wife and I moved to the country 25 years ago. It’s a good thing to do in the winter. At one point I had so many extra that in the spring I set up at a local farmers’ market and sold them for five dollars apiece.

  • Did I Do the Right Thing? or My First and Only Day as a Shammes

    My grandfather was a taciturn man. Only after his death did I discover he spoke seven languages and was a Torah scholar of some regional honor. He emigrated to the United States about 1903 after his brother Jacob worked in the United States long enough to send for him with a paid steamer ticket.

  • Blue Gems

    Every September, when driving down our road,

    I see Mr. Charney’s sign: PLUMS FOR SALE.

    Beyond it sit rows and rows

    of little green dimpled cardboard boxes

    bubbling with blue plums on a sawhorse table.

  • A Vicious Cycle

    Mikhail Dodnik probably knew better than anyone else that Dalmatia was one of the most politically unstable nations in the world. It had changed governments no less than three times in 12 years.

  • The Tin Roof

    On general principles I hate chickens. My impulse to hate chickens is a cosmic thing; cows poop nicely, chickens do not. Cow poop obeys gravity, least most of the time, chicken poop doesn’t.