Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2X1

All sessions run from 12:45pm to 2:45pm

July 27

Josie will lead a reading and discussion on one of the leading lights in the “confessional” school of poetry, the brilliant, but troubled Anne Sexton. Josie will feature the following poems: The Touch, You All Know the Story Of the Other Woman, Mr. Mine, Knee Song (All poems from her book,  LOVE POEMS). But Josie also invites us all to bring our own choice of a Sexton poem. To-date:
Bruce Burnett: ‘The Starry Night’


August 24

No meeting


September 28

Elizabeth Bishop: From “The technical brilliance and formal variety of Elizabeth Bishop’s work—rife with precise and true-to-life images—helped establish her as a major force in contemporary literature.” Session to be hosted by Rosaleen Cowan, but please bring your own favourite Bishop poem(s) and post them first on the blog via the CONTACT US page, or email it to me directly.
Submissions to-date:
Bruce Burnett: Sestina


October 26

The merits, or otherwise, of Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize, and the comparison of Dylan with other lesser known winners of the past. Anne Fletcher has offered to research this topic.


November 23 

T’ang Dynasty (618–907) poetry (discussion to be led by Sharon).


December 28

No meeting


January 25 2018

A rose can be emblematic of love, beauty or value. Red roses can represent passion, while white roses can signify purity. The thorns of a rose may imply a warning about the snag attendant upon the very passion represented (“But he who dares not grasp the thorn/Should never crave the rose.” ― Anne Brontë).

This month we will celebrate the use of the rose as a poetic symbol or metaphor. Please bring your own illustration of this for reading and discussion and, if you wish, post it first on the blog via the CONTACT US page, or email it to me directly.

February 22

Tentative – to be confirmed: The poetry of Fernando Pessoa


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