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Ethel Mortenson Davis is on a roll

Ethel has really been on a role lately. The Peninsula Pulse, a Door County publication that has a winter circulation of 9,000+, has just published one of her poems and a short article on her. Last night she performed at concert and poetry reading that a relatively large audience was raving about after it was over. Poets from all over Door County and Wisconsin performed poems as part of a powerful concert by Nine World’s Ensemble. There was a sustained standing ovation afterwards.

The Door County Auditorium also produced a small chapbook of the poems performed that was handed out to the audience after the performance. The weather was awful, freezing drizzle after days of brutal below zero weather and dangerous wind chills, but a sizable audience still managed to make its way to Fish Creek, Wisconsin.

Ethel’s performance was among the best during the evening. Of course, it helps when your poetry is as strong and imagistic as her poetry always is. Other sterling performances were given by Ralph Murre, Sharon Auberele, and Albert DeGenova among others. Every poet who performed swirled the night’s skirts into a sky glistening with silver stars. What a magical night!

A link to the Peninsula Pulse article and poem online is here: https://doorcountypulse.com/tag/ethel-mortenson-davis.
Tom

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Bards and Brew Tonight!

I just got an email from Ralph Murre, a former Door County Poet Laureate who is a classic poet!, reminding me that I will be one of two featured poets at Starboard Brewing, 151 N. 3rd, in downtown Sturgeon Bay this evening. Starboard Brewing is famous around here for its craft beers. I hope those in this area can attend this event. It tends to be something else.

Chuck Sully will be the other featured poet with his poetry about sailing and wild waters. There will also be an open mike. There tends to be quite an audience.

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