909 Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80214
PSC Mission: To promote the study, writing, and performance of poetry in Colorado.
The Poetry Society of Colorado meets the third Saturday of each month from 10 - 12. A workshop is offered at most meetings. The annual Awards Luncheon is held on the 3rd Saturday of June.
October 21, 2017
Guest Speaker: Vaughn Neeld
Topic: The Importance of Punctuation
Writing poetry seems to be easy, but properly done, it is not. Differing schools of thought battle over whether poetry should use correct forms of punctuation or no punctuation at all. Should each line be capitalized or not? What should a poet do for emphasis if no punctuation is used? Do judges care about correct punctuation? These are some of the questions each of us must answer in order to understand where our styles of writing come in. Writer-Editor Vaughn Neeld will attempt to answer some of these questions at the Poetry Society of Colorado's October 21, 2017, workshop titled "The Importance of Punctuation." She will present examples and conduct a discussion of why and why not. She will also include a short writing exercise to help all of us understand the most often used punctuation in poetry.
November 18, 2017
Guest Speaker: Susan Rocco-McKeel
Topic: The Poetic Musings of Rumi
When you list the top best-selling poets in the U.S., did you include a great
13th-century theologian and mystic poet? The poems of Jalal al-Din Mohammad Rumi have reached across different faiths, languages, and cultures. Often referred to as the poet of love and joy, Rumi was an experimental innovator who addressed readers in the second person and, despite his mysticism, used everyday imagery. We will explore the timeless qualities of Rumi’s poetry for application to our own writing. And, write a ghazal of our own!