AUUC Poetry GroupAre you a poetry lover or are you interested in becoming a poetry lover? Join the AUUC Poetry Group us to read, enjoy, and learn what poems are saying. You might want to share your own poetry too. This group is open to anyone with an interest in reading and understanding poetry.

We meet once a month on the 2nd Wednesday in the evening. At each meeting, we choose the next month’s poet and a volunteer to host.

Currently, discussions are on Zoom. Check This Week for details and contact us to learn more about or join the group. Visit the event calendar to find out about our next discussion.

Discussions: 2024

Date Topics & Poets
February 2024 Love Poems
January 2024 JRR Tolkien

Discussions: 2023

Date Topics & Poets
December 2023 Edna St Vincent Millay
October 2023 Billy Collins
September 2023 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning
August 2023 Jason Gray, Christopher Kondrich, Sarah Katz, Jona Colson
July 2023 National Academy of Science’s ongoing exhibition “Poets for Science”
June 2023 Korean Poetry
May 2023 Haikus, Senryus, and the American Sentence
April 2023 James Wright
March 2023 Hilda Doolittle
February 2023 Billy Collins
January 2023 Ada Limón

Past Discussions: 2022

Date Topics & Poets
December 2022 Ada Limón
November 2022 Share Your Poems & Your Favorites
October 2022 Nicanor Parra
September 2022 Xiuhua Yu
April 2022 Robert Bly
March 2022 Annie Dillard
February 2022 Sylvia Plath
January 2022 David Ignatow

Past Discussions: 2021

Date Topics & Poets
November 2021 Autumn Potpourri of Poetry
September 2021 Narrative Poems
July 2021 Classical Chinese Poetry
June 2021 Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience
May 2021 Herman Melville
April 2021 Poems for that Special Occasion
March 2021 Poems for that Special Occasion
January 2021 Robert Burns

Past Discussions: 2020

Date Topics & Poets
December 2020 Jack Kerouac
November 2020 Naomi Shihab Nye
October 2020 Antonio Machado
September 2020 Natasha Trethewey
August 2020 Danez Smith
July 2020 Walt Whitman
June 2020 Vachel Lindsay
May 2020 Wallace Stevens
April 2020 Dar Williams
March 2020 Sara Teasdale
February 2020 Mary Oliver
January 2020 Dylan Thomas

Past Discussions: 2019

Date Topics & Poets
December 2019 Fernando Pessoa
November 2019 W.B. Yeats
October 2019 Mark Strand
September 2019 Van Morrison
August 2019 First Nation Women Poets [continued]
Karenne Wood
July 2019 First Nation Women Poets
Jo Harjo, Layli Long Soldier
June 2019 Wendell Berry
May 2019 Rubén Darío
April 2019 William Yeats
March 2019 Shel Silverstein
February 2019 Rap Lyrics
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, LL Cool J, Eric B. & Rakim, Queen Latifah, Common, Mos Def, Daveed Diggs, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Roots, Ryan Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
January 2019 Ogden Nash

Past Discussions: 2018

Date Topics & Poets
November 2018 “Poe-pourri”
Everyone’s favorite Poe poem
September 2018 Sarah Tisdale
August 2018 Emily Dickenson
July 2018 Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
Everyone chose several favorites to read at the meeting
June 2018 ee cummings
May 2018 Forough Farrokhzad
April 2018 John O’Donohue
March 2018 Seamus Heaney
February 2018 Poetry Pot Luck
Everyone brought their favorite poem
January 2018 Gabriella Mistral

Past Discussions: 2017

Date Topics & Poets
December 2017 Poetry Pot Luck
Everyone brought their favorite poem
November 2017 Alfred Lord Tennison
October 2017 Visit to George Mason Fall for the Book Festival
September 2017 Pushkin
July 2017 Tracy K. Smith
June 2017 David Hinton’s translations of ancient Chinese poems by:
T’ao Ch’ien, Wang An-Shih, Yang Wan-Li
May 2017 Native American poets:
Joseph Bruchac, Leslie Marmon Silko
April 2017 Walt Whitman
March 2017 Edwin Arlington Robinson
February 2017 Maya Angelou
January 2017 Bob Dylan

Past Discussions: 2016

Date Topics & Poets
December 2016 Seamus Heaney
November 2016 Emily Dickenson
October 2016 Billy Collins
September 2016 Langston Hughes
August 2016 Maya Angelou
July 2016 Rita Dove
June 2016 Rumi
May 2016 Robert Frost
April 2016 Pablo Neruda
March 2016 Mary Oliver
February 2016 May Sarton