RE / VERSE contributors Sharon Auberle, Michael Koehler, & Ellen Kort
at the launch party for Mike's book, Red Boots
The poetic community of Wisconsin and well beyond, I suspect, is reeling at the loss this morning of a dear friend, a phenomenal teacher and inspiration, and our state's first Poet Laureate, a position she richly deserved. Ellen Kort set the bar incredibly high for those who would follow.
Tell me of your river, Ellen asked
when I saw her last,
and I said mine brought things
and took things away.
I'm so glad you know a river,
~ Ralph Murre
I'm so very proud of Ellen's friendship and glad to
have a couple of her fine poems on RE / VERSE.
Please read them here: http://littleeaglereverse.blogspot.com/search/label/Ellen%20Kort%20-%20poet
When you've read those, do what you must to
find one or all of her dozen beautiful books.