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

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


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 – The Sandpiper
Graeme Hughes: Brazil: January 1, 1502
Roz Cowan: In the Waiting RoomA Miracle for BreakfastAt the FishhousesOne Art
The Moose


October 26

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.
To date:

Bruce Burnett: Joni Mitchell, Chelsea MorningLeonard Cohen, Dance Me to the End of Love.


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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