In the most famous literary essay of the twentieth century T S Eliot wrote of “Tradition and the Individual Talent”, arguing that no poet’s work has its meaning alone. This series of discussion groups comprises twelve sessions, meeting fortnightly; commencing Wednesday, November 1, 2017 18:00 20:00.
Each session will begin with a talk on the poets and the period by Dennis Haskell, and will examine the tradition of poetry from Great Britain from a contemporary poet’s point of view as well as that of a literary scholar followed by group discussion. It is aimed at a greater understanding of the poetry of the past and the way the history of English poetic practice informs contemporary writing.
The total cost is $120 and all proceeds go to WAPI and the Centre for Stories.
Text: The Norton Anthology of Poetry, ed. Margaret Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter & Jon Stallworthy. 5th edn; NY: Norton, 2005.
There will be a maximum of 20 participants. Enrolment is via the Centre for Stories website: http://www.centreforstories.
23rd Melbourne Poets Union INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION
Closing Date: Sunday 23rd of September 2017
2017 Competition Judge - Judith Rodriguez
First prize – Leon Shann Award $AU1,500
Second Prize $AU500,
Third prize $AU200
Martin Downey Urban Realist Award $AU100
Book Vouchers for 3 Highly Commended &
Books for 6 Commended Poems