Poetry Series Features Clowers

The next Dickinson Poetry Series will feature David Clowers in “Out of the Woods and Into a Poem” on Jan. 11 at 7 pm at the UU Fellowship in Ephraim.

Clowers lived in a small, self-built cabin on 30 acres of Door County woods without electricity or running water for nine years – over three times as long as Henry David Thoreau. Clowers has since moved into a Sturgeon Bay condo, but living in the woods taught him simplicity, and gave him a great deal of time to write.

Clowers received his Masters degree in English literature, but after three years teaching at Drake University, he switched fields, and received a law degree from the University of Chicago. He currently practices at the Legal Aid Clinic for Door County. Clowers poems have received recognition in the Peninsula Pulse Hal Grutzmacher contests, an honorable mention in the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP) Triad contest, and appeared in the 2009, 2010 and 2012 WFOP calendars. He was recently profiled in the Peninsula Pulse and featured in the poetry trail in Newport State Park. His first book of poetry, Shedding My Three Piece Birthday Suit, was published by Birchwinds Press, Egg Harbor in 2011.

The Dickinson Poetry Series presents the works of a recognized local or regional poet on the second Wednesday of each month. Following the featured poet, others in the audience are invited to read their works.

The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559 or visit