All sessions run from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Elizabeth Bishop: From poets.org: “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.
Bruce Burnett: Sestina – The Sandpiper
Graeme Hughes: Brazil: January 1, 1502
Roz Cowan: In the Waiting Room – A Miracle for Breakfast – At the Fishhouses – One Art – The Moose
The Poetry in Popular Music
Inspired by Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize, we will all bring our own favourite example(s) of popular songs with poetic merit. Talented songwriters such as Joan Baez, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Cole Porter and Kris Kristofferson come to mind. Please bring your own selection, but post it first on CONTACT US page or email your choice to me directly.
Bruce Burnett: Joni Mitchell, Chelsea Morning – Leonard Cohen, Dance Me to the End of Love.
T’ang Dynasty (618–907) poetry (discussion to be led by Sharon).