Friday Blog Jan 25 – poetry for book groups

It’s Burns Day – so today’s topic is poetry. Has your book group ever dabbled in poetry? There are resources out there to give you ideas. The Poetry Book Society has book group downloads of the ten poets shortlisted for the 2012 TS Eliot Poetry Prize. There are copyright cleared poems with discussion points and a bit of background on the poets. The winner of the prize was announced last week: American poet Sharon Olds for Stag’s Leap – a collection about the end of her marriage. Here’s how the BBC reported Sharon’s win. And for a bit of variety – the Daily Mail!

The Mitchell Poetry Group will be discussing Sharon’s poems at the next meeting – 7th February, 6pm on level 5. Come along if you’re free. Or check out the downloads for your own group.

And remember you can always find ideas at the Scottish Poetry Library Scottish Poetry Library Logo.


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