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
Poem for the Breasts
Running into You
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.