This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00pm. Please scroll down for a list of meeting dates and information about monthly topics.
Poetry at SMSA 2023
Date & Time
For current meeting details and/or to join the group, please contact Group Coordinator Peter Rainey (details below).
Come along to our free discussion group for poetry lovers held on the second Tuesday of each month commencing at 6pm. Recite, listen to and discuss poems in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Half of each meeting is dedicated to a theme.
Offers to chair meetings are always welcome. So too are offers to lead discussion on a nominated poem. The only rule is that one can’t read one’s own poems.
Members’ Group – New Members Welcome
Group Coordinator: Peter Rainey
|Date||Meeting Type||Topic||Topic Leader|
|10 January||Norman Selfe Room||Three Robert Frost Narrative (“The Death of the Hired Man”, “Home Burial” and “The Witch of Coos”)||Peter R|
|14 February||Norman Selfe Room||Sufi Poets||Peter K|
|14 March||Norman Selfe Room||Modern Australian Poetry||Andy|
|11 April||Norman Selfe Room||TS Eliot “The Waste Land”||Peter R|
|9 May||Norman Selfe Room||Night||Deb|
|13 June||Norman Selfe Room||No Topic **||Peter R|
|11 July||Norman Selfe Room||Homer, “Scenes from the adventures of Odysseus…”||Ian|
|8 August||Norman Selfe Room||Les Murray||Harry|
|12 September||Norman Selfe Room||Poems in Translation||Kate|
|10 October||Norman Selfe Room||Seamus Heaney||Marcelle|
|14 November||Norman Selfe Room||Social Satire||Peter K|
|12 December||Norman Selfe Room||Poems about food/ Food||Laurel D|
**For “no topic”, perhaps you might like to consider poems that might suit the topics that just missed out: “Goethe”, “The Anatomy of Nature in Poetry” and “Farewells”. But “No Topic”, of course, means “No Topic”!
COVID-19 Safety Requirements
- Mask wearing is strongly recommended at all times unless eating/drinking.
- Please observe social distancing guidelines.
- Please do not come in if you feel at all unwell.