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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.

  • Dear Mr. Patrick Henry

    Dear Mr. Patrick Henry   Where are you when we need you? You raised a whirlwind and rode it to revolution. railed at king and parliament, aloof and overseas.   Our Congress seems detached, putting Party before public, re-election before principle. Hope packed her bags and left, and skeptics are having a field day.   […]

  • Dear Liberace

    Dear Liberace,   May I call you Lee? Even in absentia, I know you’re out there. Smiling, glittering – the perfect host.   I remember seeing you on Person to Person. Edward R. Murrow, the famous newsman, interviewing you, the famous entertainer, on live television. Swathed in white, brilliant even on black and white TV, […]

  • Dear M. Antoine de St. Exupéry

    Dear M. Antoine de St. Exupéry For a very long time I was a grown-up. This you will understand, having been such a person yourself. I spoke with other grown-ups of politics and fashions, of recipes and lesson plans. I wore stockings and pointy-toed shoes, just like the shoes that all the other teachers wore […]

  • Dear Saint Joan

    Dear Saint Joan I’ve been meaning to write you for years after reading Shaw’s play and seeing Cindy Sheehan camped on the border of our leader’s land in Texas to protest our wars. From your lofty view, it cannot matter that I am a writer who also taught a generation about women like you, but […]

  • Dear Glenn Ford

    Dear Glenn Ford, In the days when you and William Holden made romantic Westerns in the West my friend, Joyce, and I could not decide which of you we loved the very best.

  • Dear Martha Stewart

    Dear Martha Stewart, With an adhesive lint roller in one hand and a julep strainer in the other I strive to be like your model of efficiency, but do have a bit of trouble locating my can opener. While I hope to master the six steps to foolproof gravy, tasty leftovers and perfectly folded towels […]

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 262

    When we hear news of a flood, that news is mostly about the living, about the survivors. But at the edges of floods are the dead, too. Here Michael Chitwood, of North Carolina, looks at what’s floating out there on the margins.

  • April: Once Again it’s Poetry Month

    When April comes along with Her sweet flowers
    The poets bloom as well to bless Her hours.

  • UU Fellowship Features Poetry of Schnorr

    The Dickinson Poetry Series kicks off its second season April 14 at 7 pm, with readings by Katie Schnorr, a teacher, writer and actress living in Southern Door County.

  • Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf Announces Jumpstart Award

    Woodrow Hall Editions is accepting proposals from Wisconsin poets for a project that presents poetry to the public in an unexpected or unconventional manner.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 260

    These days are brim full of bad news about our economy – businesses closing, people losing their houses, their jobs. If there’s any comfort in a situation like this, it’s in the fact that there’s a big community of sufferers. Here’s a poem by Dana Bisignani, who lives in Indiana, that describes what it feels like to sit through a bankruptcy hearing.

  • 2 Poems

    “After Seeing the Art Film ‘SLAM'” & “Pieces”

  • Emily Dickinson Poetry Series for 2010-2011 Announced

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is pleased to announce an exciting list of featured poets for their 2010-2011 Dickinson Poetry Series. With both beginning and established poets on the docket, the series is intended to enhance both the appreciation and the writing of poetry.

  • Like Night and Day

    Ella and Elaine lived in a second floor, two-bedroom apartment over on Fremont Street for as long as most people in the neighborhood could remember. No one knew their age or whether either had ever been married.

  • “I’ll get you, my pretty…and your little dog too!”

    The above quote is among the most famous in films. It is, of course, the Wicked Witch of the West speaking to Dorothy in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

  • Finding Troutzilla

    The water was deep and dark colored here, and our lures disappeared almost as soon as they sank below the surface. The results were dramatic and instantaneous.

  • Ellison Bay Poet Featured in UU Dickinson Series

    Phil Hansotia will read his works March 10 at 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Poetry Series in Ephraim.

  • 2 Poems

    “Swirling Girl” and “Just Bring It to the Table”

  • H.C.’s Quick Books

    If you haven’t read this book and absolutely intend to do so, stop here. If you think you ought to read it but keep putting it off, continue with this review; your intuition is telling you something.

  • Farm Hockey

    The farm version of everything exists: from God to work to clean enough. Marriage also comes to mind, which is why I didn’t reveal to my prospective mother-in-law I was interested in being a farmer.