Humor and Satire in Poetry

Poetry has often gotten a bad rap (excuse the pun) as being an exclusively serious literary medium that focuses on such topics as love, death, depression, anxiety, philosophical questions, in a serious tone. Humor and satire have often not been considered valid forms of expression, but I contend that humor is what opens minds and invites conversation on a wide number of topics. Please join us for a fun filled day of humor and satire in poetry. From the often dismissed humorous ramblings of Jonathan Swift to the dark humorous muses of Edgar Allen Poe, we shall look at how great poets of their times used humor and satire to explore issues that may have not been so readily accepted through traditional means. If you personally write humorous poems or even rudimentary limericks, please bring them. This should be a fun morning!
Best wishes!
~Mark

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  • Ryan Santos

    Many thanks for having me. Lovely to meet everyone and hear them read.

    September 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very fascinating poems were presented. We had a lot of good laughs today. Very enjoyable and therapeutic.

    September 6, 2009

  • Markoolio

    Thanks for everyone's contribution on this meetup. This was a thoroughly enjoyable time. Nice to meet Ryan and see Alexa again as well as Mary and Naita. Looking forward to the next meetup.
    Best wishes!
    Mark

    September 6, 2009

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