Poetry Judge and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Releases New Book

Wisconsin Poet Laureate, and this year’s Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Grutzermacher’s Writers’ Expose Poetry Judge, Bruce Dethlefsen will soon release his new book, Unexpected Shiny Things.

Unexpected Shiny Things will include selections from Dethlefsen’s two out-of-print chapbooks, as well as new material. In his second, full-length collection, poems of innocence and experience will take readers from the schoolyard to the trout stream, from birth to death. His familiar, folksy voice acquires new depth and darkness.

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To read the winning poems selected by Dethlefsen in this year’s annual writing contest visit