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Poetry appreciation

LONDON WC1N: Henry Vaughan and Thomas Traherne

Date: 5 September - 3 October 2017 (5 weekly meetings)
Time:  7-8.30 PM
Price:  £45 OR £40 CONCESSIONS
Venue address: THE ART WORKERS GUILD, 6 QUEEN SQUARE, BLOOMSBURY, LONDON WC1N 3AT

"My Soul a Spirit Infinite! 
The Poetry of Henry Vaughan and Thomas Traherne 
lead by Hilary Davies

This course of five seminars will examine how the 17th century contemporaries and fellow poets, Henry Vaughan and Thomas Traherne, understood the relationship between man and his God, between the Creator and the created world.  Through a close reading of chosen poetic texts, we will explore the way they speak about the natural world; childhood; sin and redemption; the microcosm of man and the macrocosm of the universe; and visionary experience.   

Texts    Thomas Traherne – Poetry & Prose ed. Denise Inge (ISBN 978 0281054688); Henry Vaughan – Selected Writings ed. Anne Cluysenaar (ISBN 978 0281055425)


HILARY DAVIES  is the author of four collections of poetry, the most recent being Exile and the Kingdom (Enitharmon, 2016).  She is a Fellow of the English Association and from 2012-16 she was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at King’s College, London. Hilary is an Eric Gregory award winner, has been a Hawthornden Fellow, and Chairman of the Poetry Society of Great Britain.


Contact:
 E temenosacademy@myfastmail.com T 01233 813663

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