Saturday, October 29, 2016

December 2, 2016—Poems by Sappho

Next meeting is December 2, 2016. We will discuss poems by Sappho. The recommended translation is If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson. However, if you are unable to obtain a copy we make the following link to translations of select poems. 

The link below is to select poems by Sappho:

We will also select the books for our reading schedule for 2017. Bring your nominations and be prepared to explain why you selected them. Send you nominations to the following email address and I'll add them to a printed list to be distributed at the meeting.
The following are some links regarding our book selections:

Meeting Information:
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: December 2, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm

Sappho was a Greek lyric poet from the island of Lesbos. She was born sometime between 630 and 612 BCE, and it is said that she died around 570 BCE, but little is known for certain about her life. Sappho's poetry was well-known and greatly admired through much of antiquity, and she was considered one of the canon of nine lyric poets. However, most of her poetry is now lost, and survives only in fragmentary form.

1 comment:

Clif Hostetler said...

Attendance at the December 2, 2016 meeting:
Clif Hostetler
Theo Clemons
Tim Lavin
Bernard Norcott/Mahany
John Rasmus
Marilyn Whitlock
Tom Brown
Jack Granath
Don Pepper
Mary Cutting
Marty Hatten
Charlie Kline
June Seat
Leroy Seat
Judy Covell