Presenter: Roo Whitethorn
Studio: Mondays 9:00 – 11:00 am
Course Duration: 29 April – 27 May (five weeks)
There is a misapprehension that poetry is merely the pursuit of dry, academic intellectuals – not true!
To me, poetry is all about the expression of feelings, sensations, passions, love in all its forms, loss: in other words, life, death and the whole damn thing!
It is also love of language, love of life, nature, our deepest responses to being alive.
It is a sharing of all these elements and during the course I invite you to bring along your favourite poems for each of the sessions.
With the exception of Week 2, where I have named the poets to be presented, the other weeks will be poems from a variety of authors.
So, come along – join me in rediscovering poetry!
Week 1 – The Four Seasons
Week 2 – Women Poets, Ancient and Modern
Sappho (630-580 BCE – Ancient Greek)
Anne Bradestreet (1612-1672 – American)
Zora Cross ((1890-1964 – Australian)
Carol Ann Duffy (1955 to present – Scots)
Week 3 – Nature
Week 4 – Poems of China and Japan
Ancient Chinese Poems
Haiku – (the group to have a go!)
Week 5 – The Best Bad Poems
This week will be a fun session of “how not to write poetry” with glaringly bad offerings!