The popularity of poetry has been blossoming in recent years. People turn to poetry more earnestly during times of political strife and uncertainty. Poets provide us with a window to understanding the world’s complexities, often from very different perspectives than our own. We read poetry to try and understand the world, to explore issues related to the human condition: human connections; fraught emotions; our relationship to nature; and the fragility and meaning of existence itself. If you’re interested in such an endeavor, you may well enjoy experimenting with poetry. In Poetry in a New Age, we’ll search for vital truth as we contemplate the human condition. We will all take turns selecting a set of poems and leading the class in a supportive discussion. The Poetry Foundation and Poets.org are great sources for browsing poetry online. This study group will mostly be about the poems we select, discovering their magic and discussing our often disparate thoughts. Prepare to be introduced to diverse perspectives, to view the natural world in a novel way, and to discover beauty and truth through poetry. No class on 11/26/20.