Do you ever feel confused when reading a poem but somehow still moved by it? Poetry elicits emotions from us even when we don’t quite understand what the poet is trying to say. In the World of Poetry, we’ll search for vital truth in works of a variety of poets, classic and contemporary. We will take turns choosing a poet or a poetry collection and leading a discussion of the selected poems. After presenting background on the works, each class member will lead the discussion as we take turns reading the poems aloud. We’ll explore the poems in depth, sharing interpretation, questions, and associations to the subject matter, as well as the poem’s imagery and form. We may listen to interviews with readings by poets and possibly examine relevant essays or book reviews. We’ll try to keep one another informed of poetry events around town and may attend one or two together. Prepare to leave the outside world behind for a few hours as you escape into poetry and collegiality.