A celebration of spring and a homage to the Great War – in poetry
Spring! Long an inspiration for artists. We shall be celebrating by presenting some of the finest poems written about it, however tenuously, from the whimsical to the sardonic, via the witty and enraptured.
This year also marks the centenary of the Armistice of the Great War, and to mark the occasion we will be reading some of the war poems from the time. Not those familiar ones dealing with the hell of the trenches, but rather about the aftermath, including by female poets who had a very different kind of war.
We will also include a touch of Scandinavian poetry - translated into English.