Poetry tells stories, captures the essence of scenes and experiences, and expresses emotions: it uses carefully chosen words plus meter, formatting, and sometimes rhyme to help the reader see and feel the familiar in a new way. One of the best ways to appreciate poetry is to read and discuss it with a group of fellow poetry lovers.
These informal sessions are open to poets, lovers of poetry, and even those who think they don’t like poetry but who do enjoy a pleasant hour in the company of friends. The class is part open mic, part discussion group. Bring a poem to share – your own work or a poem you love. Or research a favorite poet or style of poetry and tell us about it. Or just come and listen.
We’ll focus on a different theme, poet, or poetic style each week and we’ll be sure to allow time for each class member read a poem of their choosing.
Nancy Bierman is a poet and lover of poetry. She is a member of Colorado Press Women Writers Group and Poetry Society of Colorado (PSC) where her poetry has won several awards. She is a retired software developer and has presented poetry workshops for PSC and facilitated classes for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).