Saturday, February 14, 2015

Poetry Reading – Feb 11, 2015

Eight readers covered everything from passionate poems of love (only three days for Valentine's) to simple poems of innocent childhood, and poems of the inspirational type. Exceptional feminist poets like Adrienne Rich were part of the mix.

Sunil, Priya, Pamela, Sheila, Gopa, KumKum, Talitha

Angelou has become the most popular poet, no wonder with so many women in the group. Neruda also. Most were modern or contemporary poets, except for Shakespeare and Nashe.

KumKum, Talitha, Preeti, Sunil, Priya

There is not only variety in the poetry, but an even greater variety in the kinds of things these poets did, from writing plays and political pamphlets to dancing and diplomacy.

Priya, Pamela, Sheila, Gopa, KumKum, Talitha, Preeti

We have not run out of new poets to explore, such as Marge Piercy and Anne Sexton. Here we are, happy as could be, at the end of another reading: 

Sheila, Preeti, Gopa, Priya, KumKum, Talitha, Pamela, Sunil, Joe