“Trusting a fragment
is sometimes more than enough.”

~ Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, What’s in a Broken Cup?
SPOT Reading List

A list of the poems we read

I’ve added some links where I could to the poems, poets or books if you would like to explore.

Dust by Danusha Laméris

Dusting by Marilyn Nelson
(We didn’t read this one, but it is a bonus poem about dust!)

On First looking into Chapman’s Homer by John Keats

What’s in a Broken Cup? by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Patterns Palm Sunday by Anne Compton
It was suggested to look up the artist Mary Pratt

A New Gown by Rumi

I Scream by Adam MacDonald (SoP member)
Adam suggested we look into the spoken word poet, Shane Koyczan, who performed at the Vancouver Olympics. See him perform his poem “To This Day” on TED 2013.

The New Year by Carrie Williams Clifford

Ode to Buttoning and Unbuttoning My Shirt by Ross Gay
Listen to the Poetry Unbound podcast episode.
Watch Ross Gay read from his collection Catalog of Unabashed Gratitudes

SPOT Write Prompt

Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week

Prompt/Theme: “Ekphrastic”

When we meet again, bring along poems inspired by the theme. There is no obligation to write, but if you feel inspired, you are welcome to bring your poem to share at the next gathering.