4B13 Appreciating Poetry

Tutor/Facilitator Nancy Corbett

Date: on/from Thu 23 May 2024 to end year
Frequency: Fortnightly
Class time: 1:15-2:45

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 1

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In this course, a wide variety of poems from all ages and cultures, from ancient times until today, will be read together and discussed.

Some background material about the poet and genre will be included but for the most part the poems will be allowed to speak for themselves.

As the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas said, in Notes On The Art Of Poetry

   “I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on
   in the world between the covers of books,
   such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,
   such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,
   such and so many blinding bright lights,
   splashing all over the pages
   in a million bits and pieces
   all of which were words, words, words,
   and each of which were alive forever
   in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.

TUTOR: Nancy is a published and prize-winning poet herself, passionate about poetry and committed to sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with others. She says: “I have loved teaching a similar class at the Launceston School for Seniors for the past several years. This is my second year at Port Phillip U3A and I’d love to continue sharing this wonderful subject here”.

Fortnightly from 9 May in term 2.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

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  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
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If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

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