Village Lights Poetry Café
Robert W. Service: The Canadian Kipling
Sometimes called “The Bard of the Yukon,” Robert Service wrote some of the most commercially successful poetry of his time. Yet his most popular works were viewed dismissively by the literary set.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. — Carl Sandburg
Poetry lies its way to the truth. — John Ciardi
If you want to annoy a poet, explain his poetry. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
In a relaxed, informal setting, Village Lights Poetry Café approaches poetry one poet at a time. The artistry of each poet is interwoven with their life, their time, and their world. The Café explores this with coffee, insightful conversation, and even a few poems. Recommended reading for this meeting of the Café, to be facilitated by Happy Smith and Don Wiest, is The Very Best of Robert Service from Todd Communications.