Stanza Poetry Appreciation Group (24)

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Primarily a poetry appreciation group where members explore the work of modern and contemporary poets (20th/21st Centuries) based on a particular form, theme or idea. This twenty-fourth gathering will be focusing on HISPANIC POETRY and all that may entail. There will also be a workshop element built into the latter part of the session. It would be pragmatic for members to bring photocopies of chosen poets/poems so everyone can have direct access to the texts in question.

This session is intended for people who want serious conversation about poetry who may not have had a chance to study modern/contemporary poetry or creative writing on English Literature courses at a college or university. Stanza hopes to provide a relaxed, seminar-type atmosphere for members to debate, discuss and enthuse a poetry ‘syllabus’ which they themselves have partially chosen. Squire’s provides excellent coffee and cakes if anyone requires sustenance throughout the session.

Featured texts for Stanza (24) include:

‘The Heights of Macchu Picchu’ – Pablo Neruda / tr. Nathaniel Tarn (Farrar Strauss Giroux, 1967)

‘Selected Poems’ – Cesar Vallejo /tr. Michael Smith & Valentino Gianuzzi (Shearsman, 2006)

This event will be co-hosted by Julia Gaze and Mark Wilson, both of whom have published collections of their own poetry. Julia has also taught Creative Writing at the University of Derby.


Past Event

Stanza Poetry Appreciation Group (24)

Sun 3 February 2019


Ends: Sun 3 February 5:00PM

Squires Coffee House Peterborough Museum


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