107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

Enjoy Poetry? New Poetry Group to Meet Monthly

Poetry Group is a poetry workshop where participants read aloud and discuss good poetry, as well as help and encourage one another to write original poems.  All levels of writing experience are welcomed. Each meeting will feature three or four published poems as well as original poems from group participants.  Coffee and pastries will be served -- come join the fun!

 The group meets every second Sunday at the Lakeview branch, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Contact poetrygroup@mail.com with questions, or call 309-550-6211.

 The first meeting will be Sunday, February 10 and the following poems will be discussed. To access these poems, visit the links, contact poetrygroup@mail.com or ask library staff to help you find them in our collection.

James Dickey, “The Heaven of Animals” 

Mary Karr, “Field of Skulls” 

Charlotte Smith, “Sonnet: On Being Cautioned Against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea, Because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic”

Sawako Nakayasu, “Deflated Rubber Turkey” 

The following is the Poetry Group reading list for March 10.  Please also bring some of your own poetry to share with the group.

Wallace Stevens, “Worms at Heaven’s Gate” 

Gwendolyn Brooks, “the rites for Cousin Vit” 

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “The Year”

Rainer Maria Rilke, “Pieta” 

Billy Collins, “Madmen” 



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