CUUWA and Vancouver Unitarians host several gatherings each week for Unitarian women to drop in and hear a poem by a (usually) Canadian (almost always) woman poet. Current dates are:
Saturday and Sunday 9 am Pacific/ 12 noon Eastern
Monday 4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern
The zoom link is sponsored by Vancouver Unitarians. A few minutes in advance just follow the shortlink ucv.im/cuuwa and it will take you to the group.
The facilitator for the day reads the selected poem three times, with a minute of silence and brief sharing in between each reading. It’s usually a small group of 4 to 5. We find it to be a nice start (in BC) or a “break” in your day (in other time zones). It takes about 15 to 20 minutes and never more than 30. On occasion if it’s a long poem, we read it only twice.
We also have a googlegroup and SLACK workspace where we often post titles and authors and send an occasional reminder.
Contact Mary Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more details.
Updates are often posted at vancouverunitarians.ca – Just search for “poetry” or “CUUWA”.
No obligation to be a poem researcher or reader. Many of us who are reading consider it a rare privilege to be able to read aloud a favorite poem to attentive listeners. And we welcome anyone who wishes to read if you’d enjoy it.
I, Mary, recently got to read two of Amanda Gorman’s poems. What a treat!