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Tue, Jun 25


Zoom class

Reading Contemporary Poetry Spring 2024

In three sessions on Tuesday afternoons, we will discuss wonderful poets, beginning with Jane Hirschfield's "The Lives of the Heart" and move to "The Branch Will Not Break" by beloved Ohio poet, James Wright, ending with "The Boat of Quiet Hours" by Jane Kenyon.

Reading Contemporary Poetry Spring 2024
Reading Contemporary Poetry Spring 2024

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Jun 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Zoom class

About the event

 Click here to register and Join Marion and Barbara in a discussion of these books by three masters of modern poetry.

We will begin with The Lives of the Heart by Jane Hirshfield, a lyric collection that examines how the heart – human and creaturely – attends to and engages with the world. We’ll then move to The Branch Will Not Break by beloved Ohio poet, James Wright, whose detailed images of the natural world connect with one’s inner world, capturing both the light and the darkness in both. We’ll end with Jane Kenyon’s The Boat of Quiet Hours, a collection of personal poems grounded in place and time: the turning of the seasons in a rural New England landscape. No matter how familiar you are with poetry, we invite you to an open and welcoming discussion. In each session we offer generative writing prompts based on our reading. Click here to register 

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