Poetry & Wine (grown ups): Read the poems. Come and discuss. We are a very non-pretentious group of poetry enthusiasts who gather once each month. This is an open group. There is no need to sign-up ahead of time. Just read the selection and show up. Bring a bottle of wine (or bourbon or whatever), or a dessert of some sort to share if you wish. Folks read their favorite poems and we have truly interesting and wonderful discussions. Send a note to Dave at email@example.com if you would like more information or to get on the email list!
We’re meeting next on Wednesday, June 15th, at 7 pm. Again, we'll congregate on the Square, weather permitting.
We'll be dusussing Alexandra Oliver's Hail, The Invisible Watchman. Copies are available at Little Shop.
It was requested that a list be compiled of all the works that we have read for Poetry & Wine. I will slowly, randomly put this together.
June - Hail, The Invisible Watchman by Alexandra Oliver
May - Time is a Mother by Ocean Veoung
April - Crush by Richard Siken
March - Magnificent Errors by Sheryl Luna
February - Reparations Now! by Ashley M. Jones
December - Potluck and Haikus
November - The Gold Cell by Sharon Old
October - Red Clay Suite by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
September - Poetry Pot Luck: poems submitted by the group
August - The Wild Iris by Louise Glück
March - Nightshade by Andrea Cohen (canceled due to the pandemic)
February - Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love by Keith S. Wilson
January - Hey Marfa: Poems by Jeffery Yang
December - Pot luck, poetry, and music
November - The Café of Unintelligible Desire by Julia Knowlton
September - The Flame by Leonard Cohen
August - Still Life with Mother and Knife by Chelsea Rathburn
July - How to Love a Country by Ricahrd Blanco
April - Power Politics by Margaret Atwood
March - Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
February - Enough Rope by Dorothy Parker
January - Years, Months, and Days by Amanda Jernigan
October - Song of Myself by Walt Whitman (part two)
November - Hold by Bob Hicok
October - Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
September - feeld by Jos Charles
September - Scald by Denise Duhamel
August - Lessons on Expulsion by Erika Sánchez
April - Madwoman by Shara McCallum
November - The Poetry of Bob Dylan as selected by the group in honor of Dylan's Noble Prize in Literature
October - Unquiet Things by James Davis May
September - Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
June - 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shibab Nye
April - The Best American Poetry edited by Sherman Alexie (the innaugural meeting)
Hail, The Invisible Watchman is haunted poetry--Oliver's formal schemes are as tidy as a picket-fence and as suggestive; behind the charm of rhyme is a vibrant, dark exploration of domestic and social alienation.