Quest Courses – Fall 2023 / Old Courses / ORAL INTERPRETATION OF POETRY

Coordinators: Joyce Hinote, Peter Dichter, Mary Ann Donnelly, Sheryl Harawitz

Reading aloud introduces us to the voice of poetry: its rhyme, meter, syntax, imagery. In this class, we continue this human oral tradition by bringing poetry alive.

Participants introduce poets, read aloud poems they have selected, and lead discussions about the structure, culture, and historical context in which the selected poems are written. We also discuss our personal interpretation of the poem in a fun and creative environment.


A WEEK / TUESDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

OralInterpretationofPoetry, Spring 2023




Feb 07

Mary Ann Donnelly,  Peter Dichter

Palestinian and Israeli poetry

Feb 21

Art Spar

Cavafy poetry - 20th century Greek poet

Mar 07

Sheryl Harawitz

Enheduanna: Sumerian Poet

Mar 21

Steve Koenig, Joyce Hinote

Najîm Hikmet - 20th century Turkish/Polish Poet

Apr 11

Peter Dichter

Omar Khayyam - 11th century Persian poet

Apr 25

Donna Ramer

Rumi - 13th century Persian poet

May 09


Potpourri of Middle Eastern Poetry

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