Why do some poets rhyme and others do not? Ron hosts this detailed look into the use of rhyme by famous poets such as Poe, Frost, Atwood, Browning, Dickinson, Marvell, and MacLeish.
Rons shares, I suggest that in reading the poems, many of which we have discussed previously, we focus on a few issues (there is overlap in the issues):
what is the purpose and/or appeal of rhyme for many poets?
what added value does rhyme provide?
with individual poems, does the rhyme enhance the poem’s quality or effectiveness, and how?
how well do the poet’s choices, as well as we can define them, serve the poem?
Ron is the host of the Poetry Club in Bellingham, Washington. He is a retired poetry professor who taught poetry for 52 years from 1965 to 2017. You’ll enjoy his sense of humor and intelligent insight into classic and contemporary poetry.
All poems are the copyrighted material of each poet listed respectively.
Poetry Club Talks is produced by Chickadee Productions.
NEW! NEW! NEW! Poetry Club is here for three reasons, to increase the understanding and appreciation of poetry, illustrate healthy communication between people of different opinions, and promote the creation of new poetry clubs in your neighborhood.
Since October 2015 we have been meeting in local coffee shops in our city, Bellingham, Washington. It started when four of us took Ron’s “Introduction of Poetry” class at a local community college. We enjoyed it so much we asked Ron if he would like to continue the discussion in a casual atmosphere. Currently, we are about 5-7 people who meet every Saturday online. Every week we discuss the work of a different poet, classical to contemporary.
Thank you for listening, participating, and for loving poetry.
Poet: Charles Bukowski, b.1920- d.1994 Hosted: Shannon Book: What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire, Published June 1st, 2002 by Ecco Press (first published June 5th, 1999), Paperback, 416 pages ISBN: 1574231057 (ISBN13: 9781574231052) Poems Discussed: The Mice, The 12 Hour Night, and a video feature available here: Tom Waits reads Nirvana by Charles Bukowski https://youtu.be/W-vdPkESLZs