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

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

March 22

Graeme Hughes will lead a discussion and reading of the Australian poet, Les Murray.
Please bring your own favourite Les Murray poem. Selections to-date:
Graeme Hughes: The Fishermen at South Head
Anne Fletcher: The Say-But-The-Word Centurion Attempts a Summary


April 26

Our resident expert on “The Wasteland,” Bill Ellis, will elucidate this difficult poem


May 24

“The Wasteland” Part Two

June 28

Revisiting Ekphrastic Poetry; this time we will read and discuss poetry inspired by a piece of music, or vice-versa (e.g. Mozart Songbook by  Joan Larkin or Bill Evans: “Alone” by Jan Zwicky).
Selections to-date:
Graeme Hughes: “The Lark Ascending” by George Meredith


July 26

Traditional Summer free-for-all


August 23

No Meeting


September 27

Great Narrative Poetry of the Victorian era. Please bring your own favourite example. Selections to-date:
Graeme Hughes: Morte d’Arthur by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Bruce Burnett: THE SOULS OF THE SLAIN by Thomas Hardy (Boer War poem written in 1899). The Host Of The Air (1899) by W. B. Yeats
A Forsaken Garden (first publication date: 22 July 1876) by Algernon Charles Swinburne (Read: Denunciation of Faith: Charles A. Swinburne’s “A Forsaken Garden”)


October 25

The poetry of Fernando Pessoa


November 22

Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Duino Elegies


December 27

No Meeting


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