Co-ordinator: Mercedes Fonfria
This is a new group which has started by discussing the very basics “What is poetry”, the origins of poetry, its relationship with song, rhyme, rhythm, metre, poet laureates, etc.
We agreed a variety of formats for the group:
- each member brings a poem to share with the group, explaining why that poem is meaningful to them and the group offers their responses.
Other meetings could be more structured whereby a member would prepare a topic, eg:
a particular poet,
a particular period in literature,
different types metre in poetry,
hearing/watching poets reading their own poems
“world” poetry, etc.
The group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, at 2pm. The venue rotates amongst members' houses.