The Joy of Poetry: Discussion Group *Accepting new members
Poetry is so much more than metrical writing! It is inspirational, intuitive, and mystical: a
concise distillation of an idea. The medium is the line through which the poet creates art that
selects, chooses, polishes and twists words to manage contortions with grace. A good poem is
a sculpture that rises from the page and invites inquiry. It is a tug of war between form and
This group invites you to enter into the form and content of selected poetry and to share with
your peers the poets who have moved something within you. We meet once a month on the
second Thursday from 1-3 pm by Zoom. We discuss poets from all periods, ancient to the most modern.
We focus on meaning, language, images, sounds and all that which makes poetry the delightful,
enriching experience it is.
When it is your turn to present, group members are asked to choose a favourite poet, to select 6-7 of that
poet’s works and share with the other participants. This year we are experimenting with poets reading
their works on-line and with some guest poets. We welcome all who have enjoyed or have yet to enjoy
the written and the spoken word we know as a poem.
To join contact one of the facilitators below.
|When:||2nd Thursday of month|
|Time:||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Dates:||2022: Sep 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8; 2023: Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, June 8.|
|Where:||Continuing Online via Zoom|
Barbara is a founding member of CALL. She taught High School English and Adult Education
before teaching in the Faculty of Education at U of C. Barbara is a closet poet. She is presently
coordinating Calgary Spiritual Companions. She divides her time between Calgary and Victoria.
For more information or to register contact:Facilitator If no response: right click, copy email address & send manual email to register.
** You must be a member of CALL to register