Sacred Poetry Reading

Wednesday, November 15, 2023; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Facilitator(s): Christopher Kolon, Elizabeth Harmatys Park, PhD


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Poetry can move and astonish us, leading us to a certain simple recognition that we dwell in the sacred. In poetry, all is revealed as both uniquely and universally holy.

Racine Poet Laureate Elizabeth Park and Kenosha Poet Laureate Christopher Kolon will share the spirit with poetry readings at the beginning of this gathering. Following their poetry, there will be an open mic so that other poets have opportunity to read their original or others’ favorite “soul-making” poems.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Cost of $20 (includes light refreshments)

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About the Facilitators

Christopher KolonChristopher Kolon

Christopher Kolon, a former journalist, originally from Detroit, spent most of his life in New Mexico before moving to Kenosha in 2021 to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He is a long-time Zen Buddhist practitioner, as well as a shakuhachi player and poet. He has read his poetry throughout the country, and is preparing for the publication of his first book of poetry.

Elizabeth Harmatys Park, PhDElizabeth Harmatys Park, PhD

Elizabeth Harmatys Park, PhD, won the First Place Jade Ring Poetry Prize awarded by the Wisconsin Writers Association and the New Feathers 2020 Award. Her poetry has been published widely. She writes with Authors Echo in her hometown, Burlington, WI and is a regular contributor to the Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. She published three chapbooks.