https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-svhn7-118d091 Topic: Sylvia Plath Pt1 Host: Mike Poem: “Mad Girl’s Love Song” and “Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats” Recorded: January 20, 2022 Sylvia Plath Poems This week Poetry Club takes on the work and life of Sylvia Plath, an American poet (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963). Poetry Club looks past her “sad girl” personaContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Sylvia Plath Pt1”
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Poetry Club Talks…Seamus Heaney Pt2
Ron guides Poetry Club through another riveting discussion on select poems by Seamus Heaney. Amory and Linda share their experience of attending a reading by Heaney while visiting Ireland.
Poetry Club Talks…Seamus Heaney Pt1
Ron hosts the discussion of one of his favorite poets, Seamus Heaney. Seamus Justin Heaney, born April 1939 – died August 30, 2013, was an Irish poet, playwright, and translator. He received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. We look at the created word pictures and word choice, share about the life and awards of this famous poet.
Poetry Club Talks…Love Poems, Frost and Pastan
Ron hosts this stimulating discussion seeking the answer of what constitutes a love poem. The group considers three unlikely, not typical love poems by Robert Frost and Linda Pastan. What elements tell the reader they are about love or expressing love?
Poetry Club Talks…Rita Dove Part 2
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qfgsq-10a92c0 Topic: Rita Dove Host: Shannon Poem: “American Smooth” and “Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Return To Vienna” Recorded: July 30, 2021 Rita Dove – Poems Discussed In part two of our discussion on American poet Rita Dove, Poetry Club relishes in her artistry, wonder word choices, and lament over the life portrayed of Beethoven. We discuss the useContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Rita Dove Part 2”
Poetry Club Talks…Rena Priest Part 2
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bsxbv-1049811 Topic: Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate 2021-22 Host: Ron Poems: “Toward a Beautiful Flare of Ruin” and “The Perils of Flight” Recorded: May 23, 2021 Rena Priest_Select Poems In our discussions, we admire, among many strengths, how thoughtfully Rena’s poems are structured and crafted. The poems in her first book focus on the cultureContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Rena Priest Part 2”
Poetry Club Talks…Rena Priest Part 1
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fy9p6-103f3fb Topic: Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate 2021-22 Host: Ron Poems: Various (see below) Recorded: May 15, 2021 Rena Priest_Select Poems This week Poetry Club discusses three poems by Rena Priest, the 2021-22 Washington State Poet Laureate. Her work draws on history, scientific ephemera, and pop culture to tell stories and seek truths. Her word choice isContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Rena Priest Part 1”
Poetry Club Talks…Rhyme
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.
Poetry Club Talks…Wislawa Szymborska
Poetry Club Talks…Szymborska. The famous female Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012). If you haven’t heard of her or read her poetry, give yourself a treat. This show is an introduction to the person and her poems. Linda shares three of Szymborska’s poems published in “Polish Poetry of the Last Two Decades of Communist Rule: Spoiling Cannibals’ Fun”*
Poetry Club Talks…Wallace Stevens poem The Snow Man
This week at Poetry Club we ask what Is poetry analysis? Poetry analysis is examining the independent elements of a poem to understand the literary work in its entirety. Poetry Club member Lynn will host the discussion on the poem “The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955) and we analyze the heck out of it.