Poetry & Spirituality (October 28 – November 18)

Taught by Stuart Hobbs

Until Franklin County returns to a moderate or low level of Covid spread, these offerings will be online-only. You can join in on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 by clicking this link.

Over the course of four weeks, Stuart Hobbs will teach us about the spirituality of four poets: W.S. Merwin, Jane Kenyon, Wilfred Owen, and Denise Levertov. Each session will include a brief biography of the poet and a selection of poems, followed by discussion. A handout with texts of the selected pomes will be provided. The session on Owen will include sung versions of some of the poems via recording, rather than asking participants to sight read Britten’s music!

  • October 28: The Buddhist in the Garden: Nature and Spirit in the Poetry of W. S. Merwin
  • November 4: Walking the Dog with Jane Kenyon: (Extra)Ordinary Insight in the Poetry of Jane Kenyon
  • November 11: The Pity of War: The Poetry of Wilfred Owen and the Music of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
  • November 18: The Mountain, the Heron, and Julian: Panentheism in the Poetry of Denise Levertov

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