The written arts will have a new face as Mike Orlock was appointed to the position of Door County Poet Laureate at Tuesday’s Door County Board of Supervisors meeting. Orlock’s first term will run from April of 2021 until March of 2023. At the meeting, Orlock showed gratitude for his new position.
Orlock also recognized the great poets who have lived and worked in Door County, specifically pointing out Nancy Rafal, who preceded him in the position. Orlock defined his intentions as continuing the fine work they’ve done promoting the arts and an organization like Write On, Door County. He was also pleased with Door County’s commitment to supporting local art.
The new Poet Laureate commenced his appointment with a poem reading, as is tradition. Orlock selected a poem from a collection of poems about Door County called, “You Can Get Here From There.” The poem was titled, “About Door County.”
(Photo Courtesy of Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets)