Meets on the 4th Thursday each month at 10.30am in a member’s home.
Members bring along their choice of poems which are alternately free choice/set theme.
Sharing Poetry 2
Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 10:30am to 12 noon in a member’s home.
Members present poems to the group, sometimes on a shared topic and sometimes their own choice. We also bring poems written by ourselves. All are discussed and we put forward the meanings the poems have for us.
Sharing Poetry 3
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2.30pm in a member’s home.
This group is always free choice. Members bring along any poem that they think others will enjoy.
Close reading Poetry 4
Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10.30am in a member’s home.
Despite the rather dry-sounding name of our group, we are kept young and lively by the excitement of looking into poems as if they were deep rock-pools, with different things swimming around inside them. Some of us belong to other poetry groups, where we simply share poems we like; in this group though we venture a little further, often engaging with poems that are new to us or poems that don’t yield all their treasures at once. Sometimes, we’re defeated, but we’re never discouraged: we’re always glad to have made the effort. We take it in turns to choose a poet, and then select half a dozen or so of their poems, with every member having a chance to look at them in advance of our meetings.