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The Readers

Third Tuesday of the month, 5:00 p.m., in the homes of its members. Co-Chairmen Jack Cobau (313-885-1650) and David Morrow (313-640-9756).  Contact for a copy of our current book list.  All SMC members are welcome to join our discussion, whether or not you have read the book.

Poetry Meeting

The Readers’ annual poetry meeting was held on December 19th at the home of Fred Whitehouse. Each of us brought several poems to read aloud and discuss. As usually happens, the wide-ranging discussion covered not only the poems themselves and the poets who wrote them but also our experiences with poetry, poets, and the themes suggested by the poems.
The list of works by the following poets is not exhaustive and, among others, were read and discussed:
George Arsenault—“Relentless”
Edgar A Guest—“It Couldn’t Be Done” and “On Quitting”
Dale Wimbrow—“The Man in the Glass”
Carl Sandburg—“The Grass” and “Chicago”
W. H. Auden—“The Art of Healing”
Bob Dylan—“Masters of War” (song lyric) Anonymous—”There Was A Young Lady        From Ryde” Rudyard Kipling—“Gunga Din”
Ned Chalat (SMC member)—“Tuxedo,” “Birthday Card” and “My Garden”
Billy Collins—“Passengers”
Ernest Thayer—“Casey at the Bat”
William Butler Yeats—“Under Ben Bulben”

At our January 16th meeting we will discuss A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. The meeting will be held January 16th at the home of Harry Thomalla, 771 Blair-moor Ct, Grosse Pointe Woods at 5 pm. RSVP to (313) 882-7644.


Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club Readers 2017 Book List


Have questions or need directions or copies of the books?  Call either:
Jack Cobau: 313-885-1650 or  David Morrow: 313-640-9756

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