It was a real joy to meet at the beautiful Lunenburg Library to kick off this new literary adventure. We were a small but enthusiastic group and shared some wonderful poems. Some of the themes we touched on was capturing family memories, being present to everyday moments and experiences at school. Thank you to everyone who came!
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 further.
I Fed Her Blueberries by Elinor Gale
Childhood poems by Elinor Gale
Blowfish and Theory of Writing by Souvankham Thammavongsa, from Cluster
Veterans by George Johnston, from The Essential George Johnston
Apology and Backwards, or, Returning by Sue Goyette, from Undone
The Death of the Hat by Billy Collins, from Sailing Alone Around the Room
The Gate and What the Living Do by Marie Howe, from What the Living Do
Poetry writing prompt for next week
Our conversation often touched on our experiences at school, and so our very open-ended prompt is simply the word school. There is no obligation to write, but if you feel inspired, you are welcome to bring your poem to share at the next gathering.