The Poets Society


Many people do not see the true beauty of poetry.  Poetry can be anything you want it to be. It can be rough and gruff and full of harsh words, or it can be smooth and sweet like honey. Poetry can be neat, orderly lines with a rhyme scheme and iambic pentameter, perfectly convey your ideas. Or it can be messy, words placed where they don’t belong and thoughts scribbled on the outside lines. Another beautiful thing about poetry is that is not just confined to paper, it can be found anywhere; the subtle changing of leaves in fall, the green specks in a loved ones eye or even the way clouds move across the blue sky. This why Katie Savoie and I created The Poets Society, to show the true beauty of poetry and, as the great Mr. Keating from Dead Poets Society would say, to suck the marrow out of life.

Life can get dull, especially at school when you’re always in a routine of waking up, getting dressed, going to school, taking notes, doing homework, going to bed and starting that cycle over again and again. And the scary thing is, life moves so fast, it waits for no one. So we decided to drop Poets Society in the middle of the week to mess that up and make you think about the beauty of poetry, to dig deep about the true meaning of life. At Poets Society, we read a poem and ask discussion questions that make people think about why they’re here, what they want to do, what does life mean to them and so on. We look at poets such as Oscar Wilde, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allen Poe and more and we learn from these icons about how to be human and really open our eyes to the beauty of nature, life, others and ourselves.

We advise that people should join Poets Society because its a safe place to share your own poetry and perspectives of why were here and the true meaning of life. It’s not a big commitment, you can just pop in and enjoy some store bought coffee served in 99 cent espresso cups from Goodwill and maybe some homemade cookies. And if you don’t like it, no pressure! It’s all good, sometimes reading poetry just isn’t your cup of tea. But we encourage you to just come in and de-stress and enjoy the company of good people, good coffee, and good poetry.