Lifetime Learning – Poets in the Garden
Poets in the Garden
Mondays, March 20, 27, April 3 & 10 @ 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Pilgrim Church, 1 st Floor Conference Room/ Cost: $40
Gardens have always captured the attention of poets, whether they are praising gardens’ inherent beauty in fresh ways or using gardens metaphorically to reflect upon destiny, life’s transience, our relationship to the land, and other heavy matters. These poetic musings extend to other sites – mazes, parks, and meadows whose cultural meanings are inseparable from our notions of gardens and open up a rich variety of poetic perspectives for us to explore. We will engage these poems by discussing the link between their themes and the poetic techniques that make them poetry, as well as our own experiences of the poems. Class begins the first day of spring!
Presenter: Barton Kunstler, Ph.D., has written and studied poetry all his life. He holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and a doctorate in Classical Studies from BU. His poems have been published in various venues and he has run writing and communication programs.