Poetry Reading


Bard, Book, and Canto
The Poetry Group

Beginning July 8th, through the summer and into the fall and winter, The Poetry Group will meet in the Studio every Thursday, from 10:00-12:00 pm.

 Any CB55+ member who wants to join us will be welcome.

As in the past, the group will discuss exceptional poems from medieval to modern, from different countries and various authors. I try to choose challenging but not inaccessible poems. In the past, we have read dozens of works by poets like Shakespeare, Wm. Blake, Emily Dickinson, P. K. Page, Sky Dancer, and Billy Connolly. Many are chosen at participants’ requests.

 July 8th, by request, we will be looking at some of Robert Browning’s dramatic monologues.

 Poems are always emailed in reading packets, in advance.

 You don’t have to purchase any books.

 This is not a creative writing class.

 The Studio will accommodate no more than 8 or 9 people, so please e-mail me before each session – on Wednesdays – to be sure there will be space for you.

TIME: 10 – 12 a.m. every Thursday

LOCATION: The Studio

E-MAIL: tobnoz@mac.com

TEXT MESSAGES: 250-213-2928

For over forty years, I taught poetry, poetics, and business communication at the University of Saskatchewan, and I have published reviews, articles, chapters, and books relating to poetry and the teaching of poetry. 

On the other hand, I’m 82, so I have forgotten almost everything I knew. That makes our discussions both surprising and fun.

 Ron Marken, PhD, 
Emeritus Professor of English


Cordova Bay 55+ Association

Help In Fundraising
Donations can be made by cheque and dropped off or mailed to:

Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
#1-5238 Cordova Bay Road,
Victoria, BC, V8Y 2L2
Telephone: 250-658-5558
Contact form