Our enjoy poetry group meets at the PPL on the 3rd Monday of the month at 2.00pm for an hour or so. Tea and coffee will be available at 50p per cup. Initially the group will be looking at the poetry in the library including the Simon Curtis collection. All are welcome including non-members.
We are a mixed bunch, men, women, library members and friends and we've read aloud and listened to poetry from the collection. We've laughed, chatted, puzzled over, agreed and disagreed over poetry text and really enjoyed ourselves.....
As group leader I generally choose about half a dozen poems that appeal to me and hope will provide a thoughtful and enjoyable time. A general consensus has been that we have a varied program of poetry from across the ages with no particular theme or poet in mind but including very modern poetry within the mix. As we're getting more used to each other now, group members offer requests for me to find poetry or they bring in their own selection.
The group seem to like the element of surprise in the session so they don't want me to publish the program in advance. So far we've read poetry by John Cooper Clarke, John Clare, Shakespeare, Hilaire Belloc, Tennyson, Charles Causley, Derek Walcott, John Betjeman, Carol Ann Duffy, Rainer Maria Rilke, A.A.Milne, Roger McGough, TS Eliot and John Masefield. At times we have discussed some formal elements- "What makes a sonnet?", "What is a kenning?", but generally we are an informal group and aim for pure enjoyment.
Pop in and see what we're doing, stay for as long as you like and join us for a cup of tea or coffee. You'll be most welcome.
All of our events are open to everyone not just library members.
with Pat Newman.