All sessions run from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
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’
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 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.
T’ang Dynasty (618–907) poetry (discussion to be led by Sharon).