Autumn 2019: that freshness in the air returns…

Members are getting busy again, in Oxford and in Bonn and everywhere in between! We still have very fond memories of two very happy visits to Bonn last April and June and we look forward to hosting our friends from Bonn in June 2020.

We are a stanza, affiliated to the Poetry Society. Membership is free.

We have an active membership of around twenty and another twenty or so who keep in touch. There is a wide range within the group, from complete beginner to experienced poet. Our backgrounds are equally varied. We meet once a month, at 116 Southfield Road, Oxford, OX4 1PA, to discuss each other’s work, hear presentations from members and readings from guest poets. Next meeting: 7.45pm, Monday 9th September.

To see some of our other past readings, go here or here or here.

We are always delighted to welcome new members, so if you like what you see and would like to join, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can e-mail bill_jenkinson@btinternet.com

Coming up soon… National Poetry Day 2019 on Thursday 3rd October!

The theme for National Poetry Day 2019 is Truth. The Poetry Society is currently running a Stanza competition on the theme of ‘lies’, closing on 9th September, coincidentally the same day as our next meeting. So, good luck with your entries!

And on National Poetry Day 2018..

Members of Stanza Two took part in a reading, Infinite Forms, which Sarah Watkinson organised with Inge and the Back Room Poets at the Natural History Museum, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW, from 7.00 to 8.30pm. It was a delightful reading of poems on the theme of Natural History and the Museum’s research and exhibits, followed by an Open Mic.

On Sunday 7th October, from 6.30 – 8.30pm, Oxford Stanza 2 held a very successful reading, organised by Dorothy, at the Abingdon Arms, Beckley’s community pub, on the theme of Change. Oxfordshire poet Joe Butler  headlined the reading, followed by an Open Mic.

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