Taking its name from the semi-mythical secret literary society of the late sixteenth century, the School of Night is an after-hours talk-shop and seminar that will meet about once a fortnight within the School of English at Leeds. The subject is poetry and the close reading of text: four or five poems by existing authors on a single theme or subject will be circulated in advance and will form the basis of informal discussion. The sessions will be convened by Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage. All welcome.
School of Night Monday 26th November, 5.30 pm, Alumni Room, School of English. Theme: the moon. Poems: Sonnet 31 from Astrophil and Stella - Philip Sidney Sad Steps - Philip Larkin Moon - Kathleen Jamie Full Moon and Little Frieda - Ted Hughes The Moon was but a Chin of Gold - Emily Dickinson Moon-Landings - Robert Lowell Full Moon - Alice Oswald