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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 5. April 3, 1952

Averse to Verse?

Averse to Verse?

New Zealand poetry seems to be gaining the interest of the public in leaps and bounds. At the time of the last poetry reading the Library Hall was filled to overflowing. And now at Vic another group for the study and appreciation of poetry has been formed. Last year two small groups met weekly to discuss the modem English poets; this year it was decided that our own New Zealand poets deserve a certain amount of discussion. This group (which meets of 2.30 every Wednesday) is not a haven for the specialist with his abstruse technicalities but is a group composed of people who have one or two problems they want to discuss, who want to understand our own poetry more fully, and for the person interested in that type of poetry not commonly dealt with in lectures—Greek drama, Mediaeval lyrics, American verse, and such. It is a small friendly group who are each one prepared to contribute to the discussion, who do not pretend to great knowledge, but who at least will make an effort towards an understanding of the poetry. The group has already discussed the work of Louis Johnson, Allstair Campbell, and Hubert Witheford—it is proposed to continue with the Pegasus Poets. So if you are generally Interested in discussing poetry and don't want merely to sit and soak it all in for Finals, turn up next Wednesday at Hut 4.