This popular activity – which aims to reach all those with an interest in poetry, regardless of experience level – has been offered every IAP for more than twenty years. Each one-hour session is devoted to a poet or two, often a single poem, chosen by session leaders who volunteer to facilitate conversation for that day. Discussion and collaborative close reading are the aim and ideal of each hour. Some participants attend every session, but many others may drop in only once or twice during the series to discuss a favorite poet or poem. The roster of poets is typically diverse: from ancient Chinese masters to American poets laureate, and from such greats as Shakespeare, Keats, Auden, and Bishop to contemporary poets including Eve L. Ewing, Alice Notley, and many more. Free and open to the public; as well as staff, alumni, and students.
Register for each poetry session on Zoom here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.