Ethan Hendricks Farnham and Mara Packard are Northern Door youth poets who will be featured at the Dickinson Poetry Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim, on Aug. 14, 7 pm.
Farnham considers himself a poet in the title’s truest “scents.” Through nonsense and nose sense, he hopes to please listeners, readers and sniffers alike with his poetry collection, Aromatherapy, even though his writings have yielded no cents.
Former Gibraltar High School English teacher Lauren Bremer described his writing: “Ethan Hendricks Farnham’s poetry is musical and sibilant. Its rhythm is a beating drum, cascading and insightful. Farnham’s sharp criticism and incising mind cut past decorum, right to the heart of wisdom.”
Packard was born on a small island off the coast of Portland, Maine. Some of her fondest memories are of walking home from those glorious “library days” with a copy of a newly discovered treasure. Her childhood travel and love for reading have shaped her poetry.
Bremer described her writing: “Her dreamlike casting of words spins poetry which soars and spirals off the page. Packard’s deep contemplation of the world around her is tucked into the wider frame of how the mind perceives and catches all.”The Dickinson Poetry Series, held monthly on the second Wednesday, features a local or regional poet, followed by an open mic and a reception during which attendees can meet the poets. The public is welcome to this free series. To learn more, call 920.854.7559.