Write On is happy to resume our collaboration with Midsummer’s Music, Poetry Meets Music. At one concert in each of Midsummer’s series offerings, a poet will read a poem written in response to a piece of music to be performed. Poets were given recordings in advance with no identifying information as to the title, composer, era, etc., and were asked not to look up this information. The result is a poem composed entirely in response to the emotions or memories the music evokes.
For tonight’s concert, we are pleased to present Door County’s Poets Laureate Tom and Ethel Davis. Tonight’s concert is Opening With a Flair with music by Béla Bartók and Gabriel Fauré. To order tickets, please visit Midsummer’s Music.
Ethel Mortenson Davis’s collection, Under the Tail of the Milky Way Galaxy, was named an Outstanding Book of Poetry by the Wisconsin Library Association. She has published six books of poetry and her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. She is also a visual artist.
Tom Davis is the author of several collections of poetry, novels, and works of nonfiction. His novel, In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams, explores the black fisherman community in Washington Island before the civil war.