Poetry for Pleasure

We are a small group of poetry lovers who meet fortnightly in a member’s home to read poetry aloud.  Our programme throughout the year is varied and springs many surprises for most of us. We all agree that our appreciation is enriched by hearing the poems read aloud either by ourselves or from recordings. Learning more about a poet leads us to rediscover his/her verse and the interesting part of choosing to take a poet to talk about means we cover a wide spectrum in taste, time and content. We discover poets we had never heard of, we are persuaded to read again the poems we had hated when studied at school and are pleasantly surprised to find that after all, there is something to be appreciated in them. Once we pool our ideas and discuss what we think the poet was trying to tell us, we find our appreciation of poetry enriched. There is always a termly programme so you can choose which meetings appeal to you and we are happy to welcome anyone who likes reading poetry, to themselves or aloud.

Leader Anne Hill 01252 687423

Day & Time Fortnightly on Mondays at 10.30 ’til noon’.
Venue Member’s Home

Poetry Programme for Spring Term 2019

7th January             Bring your own choice of a Spring poem

                             And tell us something about the poet and why you like the poem   

21st January             The Waste Land  – TS Eliot

4th February           The Waste Land contd

18th February         An Appreciation of Carol Ann Duffy

4th March                 Walt Whitman

18th March               Member’s Choice

1st April                      George Herbert

15th April               Your Choice for Poet Laureate


If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210, ( E-Mail: membership@ashu3a.org.uk) who will provide you with membership details. Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.