Stag Night at the Poetry Room

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE MEETING ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH IN APRIL (9/4/13) TO ALLOW FOR THE EASTER BREAK.

This month at the Poetry Room, we will be looking at the American poet Sharon Olds‘s TS Eliot prize-winning book Stag’s Leap.   The collection, which takes its title from the writer’s favourite wine, tells of the break-up of a long marriage and the fall-out and healing process that ensue.  Olds’s distinctive voice, startling imagery and choice of controversial subject-matter have helped to make her that rarest of creatures:  a popular poet, who also attracts critical acclaim.  Come and find out why.

The poems we will be looking at in particular are:

While He Told Me

Material Ode

Last Look

Stag’s Leap

Poem for the Breasts

The Healers

The Easel

Tiny Siren

Attempted Banquet

Bruise Ghazal

Running into You

Years Later

We will be meeting on Tuesday 9 April from 6pm-8pm in our usual spot:  level three of City Library, Newcastle – turn right out of the lift and keep walking until you see us in circle of chairs by the back wall.   It would be great to see you there.