Norbert Blei Kicks Off Dickinson Poetry Series

Norbert Blei will inaugurate the third year of the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series with a reading at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. The series begins each year in April, which is National Poetry Month.

Norbert Blei is Door County’s best-known writer, editor and publisher. He has led writing workshops throughout the state and Midwest, and is currently the Writer-in-Residence at The Clearing.

Blei has been published in many of the state’s leading periodicals and literary magazines and is a frequent commentator on regional radio. He has won regional, state, and national awards for his writing in diverse genres: poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. These recognitions have come from the Wisconsin Library Association, the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, The Council of Wisconsin Writers and Pushcart Press.

He is the author of 17 books and in 1997 began his own press, Cross+Roads Press, dedicated to the publication of first chapbooks by poets, short story writers, novelists, and artists. His own work includes the award-winning trilogy: Door Way, Door Steps, and Door to Door, as well as Meditations on a Small Lake and the controversial Chronicles of a Rural Journalist in America.

An open mic will follow Blei’s reading. The series is free and open to the public. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Highway 42, Ephraim. For more information visit or call 920.854.7559.