Rolf Olson presents his original poetry at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim on January 13 at 7 pm.
A boat builder, metal smith, bus driver, and cabinetmaker in Door County for more than 20 years, Rolf Olson is currently resident manager of a local hotel in Egg Harbbor. But, Rolf has also been writing poetry seriously for 8 years and is a longtime member of the Unabridged Poets’ Group. His poems have been described as diverse, intense, Zen-like, word sketches – spare and probing, reflecting his love of philosophy and art.
Olson says, “Poetry helps us order the disorder of our lives, whether it’s the rush of external sensations or the internal chatter of our minds. Poetry lets us touch the roots of our shared existence.”
He published his first chapbook, One Glass Eye, in 2003 and is nearing the completion of his second.
On the second Wednesday of each month the UUFDC sponsors a public poetry reading at the Fellowship with the series named for noted poet and a Unitarian Universalist, Emily Dickinson. The readings begin at 7 pm and consist of an initial reading by a featured poet, followed by an open mic when audience members can share their poetry. The reading concludes with more poetry from the featured poet, followed by a reception for discussion of the poetry. The monthly series is open to the public at no charge. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. For more information visit www.uufdc.org.