POETRY!...it won't be lame & there's 15 wine taps!

Dearest Awesome readers,

Is poetry the lanuage of your heart? Are you totally rolling your eyes at me? Well, whatever your current propensity for poetry, let's read some and hash it out!

But don't worry this won't be like school. I will pick the author, you pick any of his works. Read what you like, leave the rest. Just for fun I thought we could each choose one poem to read or present. Be ready to share your thoughts or recruit a poetry analysis tool to guide you. Or not... Did I mention there's 15 wines on tap? And yummy food in a cozy neighborhood spot? Just read some poetry with an open mind and join us for dinner!

The poet: one of my favorites and former U.S. poet laureate, Billy Collins.
I'll be reading: "Picnic, Lightning," "The Trouble with Poetry," and his new book, "Horoscopes For the Dead." See, its not archaic, or gushy or stream of conciousness stuff. Billy Collins is pretty approachable and sometimes funny. If anyone finds a useful poetry analysis tool feel free to post a comment or a link. Happy reading!


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  • Therese

    Sorry; can't make it tonight after all. Hope to see you next time!

    February 21, 2013

  • Scott

    Sorry for the late cancel but I'm feeling kind of woozy.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm new and can't make it to the Feb 21 event. What is the next book? Sounds like an interesting group.

    February 9, 2013

    • Jenny N.

      Just posted the March read. Come join us!

      February 21, 2013

  • Scott

    I will attempt to speak in meter or rhyme,
    the whole time

    January 23, 2013

    • Jenny N.

      ha ha, I dare you!

      February 21, 2013

  • John R

    I won't be able to make this due to work stuff. 'Preciatin' poetry is on my to-do list. I had originally signed up for this class last year, but didn't have time: https://www.coursera.org/course/...­

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! I'm new to the group and can't wait to get reading and meet everyone at the next event!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Candice

    Actually, can't make it. Didn't do my homework and read! I am interested in coming next mth, and will await the book selection!

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I forgot about a class I have scheduled. Next time!

    February 13, 2013

  • Leslie W.

    Shoot! This sounds nice (like the Bent Brick), but this is the 2nd event I will have to miss. I will be flying home from a business trip. :( Another time. ~ Leslie

    January 22, 2013

  • Jessica

    Billy Collins! Yes! Favorite poem: The First Dream

    1 · January 16, 2013

    • Jenny N.

      One of my favorites is "Japan." You can hear him reading it on the poetry album "the best last cigarette." Killer. Highly recommended.

      January 17, 2013

  • Amber

    Sounds fun but I volunteer on Thurs nights. Enjoy, guys

    January 15, 2013

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