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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 215

    To commemorate Mother’s Day, here’s a lovely poem by David Wojahn of Virginia, remembering his mother after forty years.

    Walking to School, 1964

    Blurring the window, the snowflakes’ numb white lanterns.

  • Dickinson Series Features Baileys Harbor Poet

    Cynthia Johnson, a Door County poet, painter and photographer, will present her poetry during the second monthly Dickinson Series on May 14 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC), Ephraim.

  • Door County’s Young Readers Vote

    T.J. Walker Middle School students were among the nearly 27,000 young readers of Wisconsin who have selected their favorite books for the state’s 2009 Golden Archer Award.

  • April

    April, last boil, a cold day. Done by mid-afternoon. Four boils for the year, about average. In an age, some would say a psychosis, of global warming where all indicators are ominous; it is nice to have a normal pattern to weather, a cold spring, maple sap.

  • Aunt Eunice Comes to Town

    You can’t even begin to imagine the intense anxiety my mother and I felt when a telegram arrived while we were eating supper. We’d never received a telegram before, ever.

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  • Existentialist Drywallers, Rejection, and Fatherhood with Michael Perry

    In his first book, Population 485, author Michael Perry seemed to jump into the life of anyone remotely touched by the world of the volunteer firefighter or first responder. The bestselling author, musician, and humorist is back this month with his fourth book, Coop: A Year of Pigs, Poultry, and Parenting, and he’s coming to […]

  • The Cosy Transformation from Bustle to Nestle

    Door County in autumn smells like freshly brewed coffee tickled by the sweet bay breeze. Adorned by a cozy scarf and cotton knit poncho, I sit at a coffee shop and enjoy the comforting bliss of the nonchalant after-season, the post Labor Day sigh, the oncoming off-season for renewal and refreshment. Sitting outside, the cedar […]