We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at St. Cuthbert's from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome.
We enjoy poems of all types and from all eras. Usually we bring a poem on a selected theme and then introduce and share it with the group. Sometimes a volunteer delivers a presentation on a chosen topic. This is an easy-going group and we don't engage in any formal literary criticism, though the chosen poems usually generate some discussion. If you are interested in poetry but perhaps haven't read any for some time, then this could be the group for you. Prospective members are encouraged to give it a try and will be made very welcome.
See the link on the right to check this year's programme.
At the next meeting on December 16th we turn our attention to the Radio 4 programme "Poetry Please", which is presented by the patron saint of poetry (to quote former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy), Roger McGough. It is the longest running poetry request show anywhere in the world and this year it celebrated its fortieth anniversary. So to commemorate this milestone we shall be reading its ten most requested poems (as at 2013). Copies of the poems will be available; no research is necessary - just bring yourselves.
We will also be deciding on topics for 2020 so please bring your ideas and suggestions for what you would like to include in next year's programme.
When looking for this month's quotation I naturally turned to Roger McGough and couldn't resist this:
The only problem
with Haiku is that you just
get started and then
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