What Does Poetry Mean to You?

Published in Odyssey, fall 2016

This semester, I have had the pleasure of taking a class called “Poetry for the People.” The class has focused on doing just what the title implies – bringing poetry to the people and taking it outside of the classroom. I’ve been amazed to see not only my perspectives on poetry change, but the perspectives of those around me as well. By putting on a class poetry event, I learned that poetry can be fore everyone. By participating in a Car Window Poetry workshop, I, along with my classmates, put what we learned into action by bringing poetry to ordinary people on the street – or rather, to ordinary people’s . . . READ MORE