Deschutes Public Library News
Savor The Poem
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 4/24/2006
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to host a weekly poetry seminar titled, “Savor the Poem,” each Wednesday during the month of April in the Hutchinson Room of the Bend Public Library. The seminars begin at 6:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
April is National Poetry Month and in Bend, the hills will rock with the rhythm of favorite sonnets and ballads at each of four meetings of Savor The Poem seminars. The seminars will be led by Wilbur Huck, Professor Emeritus of Literature, Film and Writing. During the meetings, Huck will guide the exploration of poetic favorites and examine the works that first attracted readers to poetry. With Huck, participants will consider what first dew them to the poetic form. Aided by Carmela Ciuraru’s book, First Loves, Poets Introduce the Essential Poems that Captivated and Inspired Them (the books will be available for purchase the first meeting) participants will spend four evening reading, reciting and examining their favorite poems.
During the first meeting on April 5, participants will share their own favorite poem and explore Joyce Carol Oates’ first love, “After Apple-picking” by Robert Frost as well as the favorite Yeats’ poem, “The Wild Swans At Coole.”
For more information about other library programs, please call 312-1032.