Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 25, 2013

Mining for meaning – poetry series begins March 4 at Blake Library

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Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

DATE:  FEBRUARY 25, 2013             

Dr. Roderick Hofer, professor of English at Indian River State College, presents The Ore of Poetry: Speech, Song and Story, a three-part series from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, March 4, April 1 and May 6 at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Each discussion examines the structure, themes and value of several poems from the medieval era to the present-day. The events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 4: Memorable Speech – Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare; “Their Lonely Betters” by W.H. Auden; “Mount Street Gardens” by Frederick Seidel

Monday, April 1: Poetry and Song – “I Sing of a Maiden” (Anonymous); “Song (Go and Catch a Falling Star)” by John Donne; “End of Side A” by Adrian Matejka

Monday, May 6: Narrative Poetry – “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning; “The Convergence of the Twain” by Thomas Hardy; “Spellbound” by Sara Miller

A part of the Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series, the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc. For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or visit the website at



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