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BYOP (Bring Your Own Poem): Friends Sharing Poems
February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Monday, repeating until March 11, 2019
AT LIFELONG (3 sessions, $30)
Description: Participants will bring in favorite poems to share with the group. Personal compositions and/or the writings of well-known or newly discovered authors are welcomed. We are all aware of poems being meaningful, humorous, profound, timely, ancient, clever, bewildering. Let’s gather to read them and have fun sharing our responses and why our favorites are favorites.
Tom Hall is a retired sociologist who has had a life-long interest in poetry. He often used it to escape the more academic language he used in his professional career. He has almost no formal training in poetics, “but knows what he likes.” He finds that discussions of poems with others that “know what they like” typically lead to new poems, styles, and authors to explore.
Brenda Kuhn has worked in public service with a focus on disability advocacy. Her recognition of the power of words and her love of fine literature led her to poetry, both composition and appreciation.