How do I start a poetry group at work?
August 18, 2009 2:25 PM Subscribe
How do I start a poetry circle at my company?
posted by zooropa to human relations (7 answers total)
I just purchased a new book called Leading from Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead
. Originally, I bought it to read and inspire myself at work. Now, as I go deeper into it, I'm thinking this would be a terrific thing to do with other people at work.
Does anyone have ideas or thoughts on how to start a poetry reading group? Obviously, I would perfer thoughts on how to start one at work, but I'll take general poetry circles at this point. Do multiple read a poem or does one person? Do you ask people to share their own? Do you ask them to read it aloud or to themselves? What kind of questions are good to start conversation?
Please bear in mind, I'm not trying to start a prayer or meditation circle. I work for a media agency and it's difficult to keep the bigger picture in mind as we rush from project to project. My goal is to bring people together for 45 minutes one day a month where we read poetry together as a way of recharging our creative batteries.
Your thoughts and recommendations are more than welcome.