Group Coordinator: Stephen Wells 020 8882 8561 or 0773 883 0892
Meets 3rd Mondays 10am - noon
The Poetry Reading Group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month to read, hear and discuss poetry.
New work, old favourites, and poets we dislike are all read and discussed. We may focus on one poet or group of poets or bring and share poems to explore together. Our meetings are lively, friendly and always interesting. However, we try not to take it too seriously; after all we are here to entertain, as well as educate.
Since we started, we have read Philip Larkin, Thomas Hardy, John Keats, selections from American, Irish, Scottish and Welsh poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer, Robert Browning and many others. We have invited well-known local Poets Myra Schneider, Anthony Fisher and Valerie Darville. In coming months, we will be sharing contemporary poetry, poems by women, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Thomas Hardy.
If you enjoy reading and discussing poetry or just think you might enjoy reading poems and hearing them read, please get in touch.
If you are interested, please contact the convenor, Stephen Wells, on 020 8882 8561.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Nov 18th||England - Poems from a School|
Oxford Spires Academy is a small comprehensive school with thirty languages - and one special focus: poetry. In recent years its students have won every prize going. Many of them come from striving migrant families and several are refugees. They write from their experience of loss, migration and new hope with excitement, humour and wisdom. We will explore an anthology of their work edited by their mentor and teacher, prize-winning poet, Kate Clanchy
If you would like to join us, please contact the coordinator, Stephen Wells, on 020 8882 8561.
|Mon Dec 16th||Light, comic and humorous verse - Bring and Share|
Please bring 20th or 21st century poems that will make us laugh or smile.
If you would like to join us, please contact Stephen Wells, on 020 8882 8561.