Group Coordinator: Stephen Wells 020 8882 8561 or 0773 883 0892
Meets 3rd Mondays 10am - noon
When we emerge from the Coronavirus lockdown, the Poetry Reading Group will meet on the 3rd Monday of each month to read, hear and discuss poetry. In the meantime, we are thinking about what we can do to sustain our interest during the lockdown using the technology available to us. Please get in touch if you would like to take part, or have any suggestions for us.
If you are interested, please contact the convenor, Stephen Wells, on 020 8882 8561.
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.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Apr 20th||Poems of Machinery and Town Life|
We are looking for ways we may find, bring and share poems on industry and modern life without meeting in person. Please get in touch if you have any ideas.
Contact Stephen Wells 020 8882 8561 for more details.
|Mon May 18th||Victorian Women Poets.|
We will be reading a selection of poems from poets like Christina Rossetti, Elisabeth Barrett Browning, the three Brontes, Felicia Hemans
To take part contact Stephen Wells 020 8882 8561
|Mon Jun 15th||Forward Book of Poetry 2019|
We will be looking at the Forward Book of Poetry 2019, and selecting poems that appeal to us to share with the rest of the Group.
If you would like to be involved, please contact the convenor, Stephen Wells, on 020 8882 8561