Welcome to our Poet Laureate page.
Central Church is fortunate to have a creative talent like Ilse who directs the Church's writing mission.
- 2017 Poetry Spectacular Poems
- The Labyrinth – Ilse Kramer
- In Memoriam Ann Bliven – Ilse Kramer
- Late August – Ilse Kramer
- Rick’s Roadhouse – Ilse Kramer
- Matunuck – Ilse Kramer
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Ilse Kramer
- Sally Strachan’s Summer Garden – Ilse Kramer
- The Carousel – Ilse Kramer
- God -By Ilse Kramer
- The Orchestra of Summer – Ilse Kramer
- My Beach- Ilse Kramer
- You hear everyday – By Liam Newberry
- Reformation Reception – May Grant
- The Station Waiting Room – Barry Bayon
We want to hear from you!
Do you write? Any member of the Central Church community who has something to say is invited to submit a document no longer than 250 words. We will be asking Church members to submit creative writing samples which will be showcased here on a regular basis.
- All poems submitted must contain a title and signature.
- We acknowledge poems that reflect ideas and attitudes of our family of faith and do not reflect the official views of this congregational church.
- We do not publish on an obligatory basis.
- The writings will be read and examined for errors, but not edited .
- The author is responsible for the final form.
- Please be sure to include your contact information.
- We want to hear from you!
As is true with all submissions, submit only those poems that have been finally edited to satisfaction. Include your photo and a short biography with your submission (not mandatory).
Address your poetry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Central’s Poet Laureate: Ilse Kramer
Ilse wrote her first verse, a sentimental jingle, in Germany in first grade. She eventually progressed to sonnets, hexameter, haiku, and acrostics. Her first English poem, “Interpretation,” 1963, won second prize in a poetry exhibition. Some of her poetry has been published in a literary magazine, the Providence Journal, Central News, and in anthologies.
Ilse has also published a bibliography of early German Americana at Brown University, and a novel, Pimpinella.