Unsalted Blue Sunrise

Kathryn Haydon

Unsalted Blue Sunrise Poems of Lake Michigan Cover

Unsalted Blue Sunrise Poems of Lake Michigan Cover

Unsalted Blue Sunrise

Kathryn Haydon’s poems in Unsalted Blue Sunrise will awaken your deep soul thinking. They explore Lake Michigan’s richness as metaphor, art, relationship, and outspoken personality. Written over the four seasons of a year, the poems probe topics both personal and universal. They will surprise you with fresh images and bold perspectives.

This book is the gift you share with everyone who has ever watched in awe as the sun rises and sets over our eloquent lake.

Read more about Kathryn and the book in Bill Mclean’s article “Rapture and Verse,” in North Shore Weekend.

Upcoming Events:

Brushwood Center Mother Earth Market
Unsalted Blue Sunrise poetry reading
Saturday, May 11, 2024
11:30 am-12:00 pm
Brushwood Center @ Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015
More info here

Northwestern Alumni Association
Unsalted Blue Sunrise reading and workshop
Monday, May 20, 2024
12:00-1:00 pm CDT
Virtual Event Register Here

Lake Forest Open Lands Association
Unsalted Blue Sunrise First Anniversary Nature Hike and Poetry Reading
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
1:30-3:00 pm
Greene Nature Preserve
Lake Forest, IL
Register Here

Secret World Books
Unsalted Blue Sunrise
Saturday, June 15
2:00 pm
1774 2nd Street
Highland Park, IL

Past Events:

Expressions: Art and Verse Reception
Addison Center for the Arts

Poets Critique Plus
Highland Park, IL
March 2024

Wintering on the Prairie at Lake Forest Open Lands
Wednesday morning nature and writing immersions
February 2024

Off Campus Writers Workshop Book Sale
November  2023

East on Central and Highland Park Library Author Festival
November 2023

Dickinson Hall
Luncheon and poetry reading from Unsalted
November 2023

The Book Stall
Poetry Reading from Unsalted
October 2023

Printers Row Lit Fest
“Poetry of Lakes and Rivers”
September 2023

The Mather
Poetry Reading from Unsalted
September 2023

Lake Bluff History Museum
“An Evening of Poetry and Wine”
August 2023

Lake Forest Open Lands Association
“Nature’s Poetry” hike through Green Nature Preserve
July 2023

Lake Forest Book Store
Poetry Reading from Unsalted
June 2023

Highland Park Poetry
Poetry Reading from Unsalted
June 2023

What People Are Saying: 

“I love Kathryn Haydon’s poems. They’re both playful and profound, transporting us to Lake Michigan’s shores. Let this book inspire you to paint your own word pictures of a place you love.”—Susan G. Wooldridge, author of poemcrazy

“Artists like [Kathryn], journalists, scientists, and so many others are what will save our amazing, magnificent, majestic Great Lakes.”Cameron Davis, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner; former presidential “Great Lakes Czar” and CEO of Alliance for the Great Lakes

“These deceptively simple poems delight the senses. Lake Michigan becomes a witty mirror to human longings in Kathryn Haydon’s brief, luminous lyrics.”—Joshua Corey, author of Hannah and the Master

“The lake sparkles in this collection. There is musicality and energy to these poems.”—Jennifer Meyer, Highland Park Poetry

“Kathryn Haydon’s poetry has the power to transport us to tranquility. She offers both flow and dissonance in mood. She guides her readers to personal interpretation and visions of memorable images. All at once, Kathryn encourages us to breathe deeply, and still leaves us breathless.”—Julie Isaacson, Author of The Angry Chef: Satisfying Recipes Inspired by Unsatisfying Relationships