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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.

  • On Swallows

    A late summer evening. The sun like a cheap drunk is sliding off of its high stool. The air has cooled and the vault of the sky hinting of a more cosmic realm, Venus in there trying to sprout.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 228

    I don’t often mention literary forms, but of this lovely poem by Cecilia Woloch I want to suggest that the form, a villanelle, which uses a pattern of repetition, adds to the enchantment I feel in reading it.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 228

    I don’t often mention literary forms, but of this lovely poem
    by Cecilia Woloch I want to suggest that the form, a
    villanelle, which uses a pattern of repetition, adds to the
    enchantment I feel in reading it.

  • Poems From an Old Friend

    The annual Pulse Writer’s Exposé is just around the corner. As a way of looking forward, we look back to some poems by Shirley Smith Wilbert whose work has appeared from time to time on these pages.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 227

    Jane Hirshfield, a Californian and one of my favorite poets, writes beautiful image-centered poems of clarity and concision, which sometimes conclude with a sudden and surprising deepening.

  • A Review: Crooked: A History of Cheating in Sports

    Crooked:  A History of Cheating in Sports
    By Fran Zimnuich
    Taylor Trade, 2009

    You probably heard your father say it when you were a babe in arms.

  • Retired Professor Featured As UU Poet

    The Dickinson Poetry Series features Estella Lauter at 7 pm August 12 reading from her bountiful collection of poetry reflecting the many facets of her varied career and interests.

  • Two Friends

    I was in Slim’s Tavern the other day after work, drinking a beer and discussing the vagaries of life and the foibles of people with Slim. How we started having these conversations I don’t remember.

  • Sunset Point

    My family walks down to Sunset Point on nights like this where the sun is above Chambers Island and the clouds have blown away. People are strewn across the small cliff and rocky beach like spectators at a sporting event.

  • The Quest for Devil’s Pulpit and Other Mysteries

    I saw the notation on a 1916 map of Peninsula State Park. Devil’s Pulpit was located on Hemlock Trail where it intersected with Orchard Trail.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 226

    Elizabeth Bishop, one of our greatest American poets, once wrote a long poem in which the sudden appearance of a moose on a highway creates a community among a group of strangers on a bus.

  • Unplanned Garden

    Shuttered factories surrounded by empty parking lots
     
    Fenced for security
     
    The workers are gone with their cars<br

  • Le Struthof, April 1997

    Just here, looking through parallel rows of barbed wire,
    you would have seen mountains, softened by a sudden spring snow.
    Unless you turned, you could not see the gallows,
    where the defiant ones were hanged, nor
    the gas chamber where Bayer’s Zyklon B turned prisoners
    to corpses for dissection and experimentation.

  • A Review – Run at Destruction: A True Fatal Love Triangle

    Green Bay author Lynda Drews has authored an intriguing entry into the active field of True Crime writing with Run at Destruction.

  • Lukasik Signs Mystery Series in Baileys Harbor

    Gail Lukasik returns to Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor on Tuesday, July 28 at 1 pm  to sign and read from her new book Death’s Door.

  • Friends of Door County Libraries Book Sale

    Finding bargains is a great way to stretch our budgets, and the annual July Book Sale – organized and staffed by volunteer members of the Friends of Door County Libraries – is one of the greatest bargain opportunities of the summer! 
    This year’s sale will take place July 23 – 25, and the book sale is held in the basement of the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay (107 S 4th Avenue).

  • Siera Eden Casey Goes to School

    Editor’s note: Jean Casey wrote this and other stories to commemorate and celebrate her own grandchildren. She now offers the stories up to other grand parents to be read to their children.

  • A Review: Magnificent Desolation

    Magnificent Desolation
    By Buzz Aldrin with Ken Abraham
    2009, Harmony Books

    Imagine that you went to work one day and changed the world.

  • Zatlin to sign Historical Book

    Piecing Together the Butler Puzzle, latest book from the Jacksonport Historical Society, will be featured at a book-signing during Cherry Fest in Jacksonport on Saturday, August 1, from 11 am – 1 pm.

  • Author of True Crime story Run at Destruction to Read at Peninsula Bookman

    Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm Lynda Drews, author of Run at Destruction: A True Fatal Love Triangle will be giving a presentation and signing copies of her new book at The Peninsula Bookman in Fish Creek.