Welcome to friends of wine women and philosophy (wwp)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Women and Poetry Salon Evening on the 8th of September

The next salon evening is a month away. In preparation, we would like our members and guests to select a short poem that speaks to them in some way, and to bring it along to be shared with the group. In keeping with wwp tradition, we will work our poems through a conversational form. This time, it's the "show and tell" format that prompts our experimentation. In the spirit of wwp, we also encourage members and guests to select a poem by a female poet.

Are you a poetry buff?
Or is poetry, for you, a load of duff?

This evening offers the perfect opportunity to explore your own relationship to poetry and how it makes you feel - be that good, bad or indifferent. It also looks at poetry through the lens of affect - examining why certain poems either move us or not, and what kind of philosophical contribution a good poem makes to the world. Not too sure where to start?

Here is a list of some well known poets you may enjoy checking out:
  • Emily Dickinson (pictured immediately above)
  • Wendy Cope
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Sylvia Path
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Carol Ann Duffy (pictured below)
  • Louise Bogan
  • Muriel Rukeyser
  • May Swenson
  • May Sarton
  • Maya Angelou (pictured top)
  • Hilda Doolittle
We will be equally excited to learn about a woman poet who is less known, perhaps, but important to you. We look forward to seeing you on September 8th - same time, same place - and we hope that you are enjoying your summer. For more details about our salon evenings please contact us.