The Sonnet

– moderated by Sue Berry and Judith Schurman

The sonnet is most often identified with the poetry of love, but there is almost nothing of interest to mankind which has not inspired sonnets: biography and autobiography; social, cultural and political ideology and criticism; nature and urban landscape; war and peace; religion and philosophy. There are even sonnets on the sonnet itself. We’ll look at the great writers of sonnets: Shakespeare, Petrarch, Dante, Spenser and Milton as well as modern writers who have chosen to talk about our world in the sonnet form.   Is the form a help or a hindrance to the expression of their ideas?

Join our group to share in reading the poems aloud and discussing their meaning; Introduce your own choice of sonnet.

Mondays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
starting March 11th for 7 weeks