The poetry group meets on the second Monday of each month. 3-13 people attend. Some of us are unpublished and are happy that way, but I think it’s true to say the tone is “professional” rather than academic or therapeutic. The format is pretty standard. The poet hands the work out. After having given people time to read it, the poet reads it. Then all but the poet discuss it. Finally the poet joins in.
As you will appreciate, poetry needs the very closest attention to the text and this is hard to do if one can only listen. Therefore, at these meetings we ask that you bring along 8 copies of the poem you wish to be considered.