St. Mark's Poetry Group
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 4PM
The St. Mark’s Poetry Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 4PM in the Library. Everyone in the community is welcome. Bring a poem for discussion. This is not a formal class and you do not need to commit to coming to every meeting. Meetings last about an hour. The requirement is simple: come to a meeting, bring a poem or essay on poetry for discussion.
Our focus is a secular one, but we have explored mystical and religious poetry from many traditions. Some of the poets we have discussed include Wislawa Szymborska, Rabindranath Tagore, Carl Adamshick, Marilyn Nelson, Ingrid Jonker, William Carlos Williams and T.S. Eliot. We have explored traditional forms including the sonnet, sestina, triolet, and various kinds of anagram poems. There’s no requirement to write, though some of us do. Last spring we helped organize The New Canaan Library’s poetry month reading in early April and took the stage with students and other poets from the community.