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Poetry For The People Discussion Class

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 11:30 am

The Coronado Public Library is once again offering a six-week poetry discussion class beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Winn Room. This year, Poetry for the People will feature the poetry of African Americans. Led by Chuck Kamar, we will be discussing a selection of poems that reflect the experiences, views, and issues of black poets throughout the history of the United States. Participants are encouraged to share their insights to enrich and enhance our understanding and appreciation of the poems we read.

These hour-long discussions will include the work of Phyllis Wheatley, the first African-American woman to publish a book of poetry, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Claude McKay and many more. The class is free and you are welcome to come to one or all of the sessions scheduled for Wednesdays, Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 12,19,26; March 11 and 18.

Kamar earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston State and his master’s degree from Boston University. He taught for 34 years in the Newton, Massachusetts Public Schools, the last 20 of which at Newton North High School and was awarded the Paul E. Elicker Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The class is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. For more information, please call the library at 619-522-7390.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.