Core of the Core

This discussion group is intended for alumni who miss the analysis and stimulation of classes like “Poetry and the Human”.

This discussion gshield_logoroup is intended for alumni who miss the analysis and stimulation of classes like Poetry and the Human and the timeless works encountered there. It is a cross between a class and a book club, where members of the group read great compositions and related works and gather together to exchange insights and thoughts.

The group began meeting in March 2018, and read works from the Human Being and Citizen classes in the first two series, starting with The Iliad and ending with Kafka’s “Before the Law."


The readings for the 9/24 gathering are:

  • Robert Burns “To a Mouse”
  • Walt Whitman “A Noiseless, patient Spider” 
  • Marianne Moore “The Fish”
  • W.H. Auden “The Fall of Rome”
  • Lewis Carroll “Jabberwocky”
  • Recommended:: A. Corn, The Poem’s Heartbeat xv-xxi, 3-21
 

Month/Year

Date

Readings

September 2019

24th

Robert Burns “To a Mouse”

Walt Whitman “A Noiseless, patient Spider”

Marianne Moore “The Fish”

W.H. Auden “The Fall of Rome”

Lewis Carroll “Jabberwocky”

Recommended:

A. Corn, The Poem’s Heartbeat xv-xxi, 3-21

October 2019

29th

Selected poems of Emily Dickinson

Edgar Allen Poe “The Raven” “Philosophy of Composition”

Recommended:

The Poem’s Heartbeat 23-107

November 2019

19th  

Selected poems of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Meng Chiao, Han Yu, Li Ho

Essay by Viktor Shklovsky

Recommended:

The Poem’s Heartbeat 121-158

December 2019

17th

N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain

Popul Vuh, Part 1 and introduction

Recommended:

E. Boland and M. Strand, Making of a Poem 5-42

If you are interested in coming, please contact Bill Funk, AB’93, at wfunk@funklawsite.com for more details on the readings and for any other questions you have

       

Event Information

Cost: $10

When:

7:00PM - 8:30PM Tue 24 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Where:

Law Office of William M. Funk
275 Madison Ave 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016 USA

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