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The World of Poetry

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CourseGraphic Plato said, “Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.” Do you enjoy poetry? Not quite sure about how to begin to understand it? 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 collection of poetry and leading a discussion of the poems. After presenting a brief background sketch on the works we will pursue, each class member will lead the discussion as we take turns reading the poems aloud. We’ll explore the poems in depth, sharing interpretations, questions, and associations to the subject matter, as well as the poem’s imagery and form. The Poetry Foundation, Poets.org, Poetry Magazine, and other sources of information on poetry may be presented. We may listen to interviews with and readings by poets and possibly examine relevant essays or book reviews. This study group will be about the poems we select – listening to them read aloud, discovering their magic, and sharing our often disparate thoughts. Prepare to leave the outside world behind for a few hours as you escape into poetry and collegiality with classmates. No previous poetry study is required. No class on 11/22/18.
 

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
Wieboldt Hall

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Susan Ataman2.Steven Bloomberg 

Tuition: 

$0.00


Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/22/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/13/2018 - 12/13/2018 Weekly - Thu 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Steven Bloomberg  ; Susan Ataman  ClassRoom