The next Poetry Group session at the White Lion on Nov 14th will be on Rudyard Kipling, with a Special Guest - the poet’s biographer Andrew Lycett.
Andrew will introduce the poet and ‘lead’ the session, and the format of reading/discussion will be the same as usual. He has made his own selection of poems to include some ‘less obvious’ as well as some of the classics:
We may not get through all of them - perhaps we can take a selection. I think we will see a side to Kipling different to the usual 'empire jingoist' reading that keeps him off most bookshelves today. In case anyone wants to explore further, Andrew has also sent a list of poems recommended for 'further reading’:
Chartres Window The Exile Line Hymn of Breaking Strain The Last Rhyme of True Thomas a bit from M'Andrew's Hymn The Way through the Woods Gethsemane Tin Fish