Join Metapsychosis/Untimely Books founding editor Marco V Morelli and friends for a reading journey deep into the heart, guts, brains, bones, soul, and spirit of POETRY—and nothing but POETRY. Twice monthly, the members of this group will share poems they love or admire, and encounter new poems, as we read aloud and discuss a mix of classic and contemporary, (in)famous and little known work, in a variety of styles.
While most of the poetry we read will be in English, there will be no limitations on sub-genre or even language (if we have a native speaker and/or translation). However, in all cases we will focus on close reading, recital, appreciation, and interpretation—asking, “What does the poem make us feel? What can we understand about it? What might it mean to us? How does it work? And what is it up to?” Participants will also be welcome and encouraged to bring in relevant biographical, historical, and social/cultural context—once we’ve read the poem on its own terms.
Marco will curate the selections each week based on suggestions from members, as well as his own inspiration, and we may occasionally rotate leadership of the group. Sessions will be recorded and excerpts posted (or potentially turned into podcasts) for the Readers Underground and Cosmos Co-op community.
THIS GROUP WILL MEET ON THE 1ST & 3RD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 11 AM MOUNTAIN TIME, BEGINNING ON MARCH 17th, 2024.
ONLY POETRY is open to supporting members of Metapsychosis at the “Higher Mind” ($7/month) or “Illumined Mind” ($25/month) levels. Sustaining and Creative Members of Cosmos Cooperative are also welcome to participate as a benefit of their membership.
As an alternative option, we offer a Work-Exchange membership, which allows you to contribute 1–2 hours of volunteer labor to Metapsychosis each month in lieu of payment. This could include performing small tasks such as proofreading, website updates, social media promotion, or creative work (illustration, media production, etc.), depending on your skills.
If you find that this group is not a good fit for you, or you become unable to participate for any reason, you can easily cancel your membership anytime, through your account here on the website or by contacting us. We will gladly refund your last month’s payment. That gives you two sessions to decide if this group is for you.