Poetry Reading Group
Leader: Mary Beaumont
Venue: Bulkington Community Library, 1st Tuesday 14:00
Email Contact: MaryB
A GROUP TO LISTEN, ENJOY, DISCUSS, AND RECITE POETRY AND IN THE PROCESS BRING A WIDENING COMPREHENSION AND AN ENHANCEMENT OF THIS LITERARY ART
Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the obvious meanings of the words.
It has a long history with early poems evolving from folk songs or from a need to retell oral epics or recite oral history in the absence of writing. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition, verse form and rhyme, and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from more objectively informative, prosaic forms of writing.
The group set up by BNB works by discussing poems on a subject that was agreed at the previous meeting. As well as listening to poetry found on the chosen subject, members are encouraged to read out their own poetry. This is done in a friendly atmosphere and where gentle and encouraging criticism is given.
If you are a budding poet and would like to give your material a gentle airing or there is a particular poem that means a great deal to you either emotionally or technically then come along and join us in talking about it. If you have any specific areas of interest then mention them at a discussion meeting. The group is willing to respond to suggestions or questions.
We positively welcome new members. Any new potential members of the group can come and sit and listen (and join in) if you are not sure or just want to experience this subject and activity.
The group meets at Bulkington Community Library on the first Tuesday of the month at 14:00.