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Poetry Groups

The Clarkston Poetry Group

Yeats - He wishes for the cloths of heavenA friendly and informal poetry reading group, which explores all kinds of verse, from Chaucer to Pam Ayres.  No previous knowledge of poetry is required.

 

  • Meetings are held on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.30, in Clarkston Hall.

  •  The current session runs for ten weeks from October to December 2019 (dates to be confirmed).

 New members are welcome, and the first meeting is free. Please contact me for further details.

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Introductions to Poetry at Glasgow University:

Classic Poems

Oxen - Thomas Hardy (2)(September – December 2019)

A ten-week guide to poetry in English, from Chaucer to Simon Armitage. The class explores how poetry has changed over the years, and how it remains eternally the same.  No knowledge of poetry is required, although you are welcome to nominate your favorites for discussion.

Book your place here (after August 2019), or contact me for further details.

 

 

Poetic Themes

Marge Piercy cats song 4(January – April 2020)

This ten-week course explores the major themes of poetry: love, nature, war, humor and mortality. No previous knowledge of poetry is required, although you’re welcome to nominate your favorites for class discussion. 

Book your place here (after August 2019), or contact me for further details.

 

 

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