Ten of us met in the verandah outside the dining hall of the CYC, for the Library was still stowed with furniture. The variety of poems was amazing.
Pablo Neruda was the pen name, later assumed name, of the Chilean poet-diplomat
Six readers chose British poets, two American, one Finnish, and one Chilean. Since Oct 2014 was the month of Dylan Thomas’s centenary, three readers decided in his favour.
Dylan Thomas portrait 1934 by Alfred Janes
One of the happy outcomes of our poetry sessions is to make the readers aware of the great wealth of poetry and the unusual people who follow the generally unremunerative profession of poetry. Particularly, when that profession is pursued to the exclusion of sidelines, as happened in the case of Dylan Thomas.
Sunil, Joe, Pamela, Thommo, Talitha, KumKum, Sreelatha, Preeti, Sujatha
(Mathew unseen behind the lens)
We had the experience for the first time of encountering poets who wrote poems primarily for children. For a full account of what we read and the discussions, click below.