Proposition for Studies in Poetry No.3
Frank O’Hara – Meditations in an Emergency
Laozi – Selected Extracts from ‘Daodejing’
The Free Hetherington
1. We will begin by reading Meditations in an Emergency, and the selected extracts of Laozi out loud.
2. We will discuss the relationship between situation, occasion and the reading of poetry.
2.1. How does the situation and occasion when a poem was written affect the poem?
2.2. How does the situation and occasion when a poem is spoken affect the poem?
2.2.1. How does reading a poem aloud in a space / situation like the Free Hetherington affect the poem?
This is yours. Alter, expand, elucidate, discard?