One Page Poetry Circle (An Adult Summer Reading event)
Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
The theme will be “Poetry & the Past.”
The One Page Poetry Circle encourages reading, appreciation, and discussion of poetry. Bring a single page of poetry by an established poet plus your enthusiasm, thoughts, questions, and curiosity about the poems that others bring. The discussion will be led by Madge McKeithen (pictured, left), author of Blue Peninsula: Essential Words for a Life of Loss and Change and a faculty member of The Writing Program at The New School. Refreshments will be served.
Suggestions for finding your one-page poem:
Darien Library’s poetry collection, located in the Glanville Reference Room, is one of incredible depth and breadth, with excellent coverage of both classic and contemporary works and a unique emphasis on New England poetry. Supported by a fund established in memory of Ruth Shattuck, the collection also contains multiple anthology volumes and sound recordings. Take a look at the following books of poetry for inspiration:
Also, check out the following online resources:
The Poetry Foundation (poetryfoundation.org)
Use the Poetry Tool to find poems according to poet, category, occasion, title, first line, or keyword. Your search results will contain a mix of poems, news, articles, audio, and video. To narrow your result to poems only, click the “Poems” tab at the top of your search listings.`
Poetry & The Past
Visit Madge’s website to read her entry about Poetry & the Past
. She offers suggestions for areas to consider when choosing a poem for Wednesday’s discussion. She has provided links to some articles that are an excellent starting-place for your search, as well.