For The Love Of Poetry

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Bi-weekly;  Week Two;  Tuesday; 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Online via Zoom

This workshop focuses on the power and wonder of poetry, with emphasis given to the reading out loud of a poet’s work. We will be looking specifically at poets and poems from 1950 to today. Participants will each select a poet to discuss – famous or obscure — and begin with a short summary of the poet’s life and work, followed by a reading of a few poems and a general discussion of the poems. A list of poets from around the world is provided, but participants are free to choose a favorite poet not on the list. There will be two separate presentations in each workshop.


Martin Jones  (  has been an Academy member since 2016 and previously co-facilitated workshops in history and philosophy; he also leads workshops on different aspects of literature outside the Academy. He has loved poetry since high school and continues to marvel at the magic that words can create.

Caroline Gray ( retired in 2016, after a career in educational television and corporate learning. Since retiring she has served on non-profit Boards and counselled learning startups. She joined the Academy in 2017 and has facilitated workshops and chaired Membership. She enjoys tennis, travelling and her new granddaughter.

Workshop Materials:

Poets List