Poetry Reading


“I love poetry” is our theme.  “I hate poetry” is also welcome.  Each week, we’ll read three or four short poems by reputable poets.  We will ask ourselves, “How does a poem make itself meaningful? What do you say to a poem on the first date? How do you invite a poem to unfold its story?“ T.S. Eliot called poetry “A superior amusement.” We will give equal voice to both the superiority and the amusement.  Doctors recommend our support group for anyone who was bullied by a gang of poems in high school.  This is not a class, or a creative writing circle.  No essays.  No exams.  Free poems provided.

The Poetry Group meets the first, third and fourth Thursday of each month in the Studio from 10:00 – 12:00 pm.  The group will end on June 7th for the summer, and resumes October 4th.


In September, we will begin a discussion of the great Irish poet, William Butler Yeats.  Ron will make a set of Yeats’ poems available to group members, via email.  We heartily invite everyone to attend our meetings, veterans and newcomers alike.  


For more information, please contact Ron Marken at 778-265-9949 or  tobnoz@mac.com



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