An Interview with Poetry Club
By Methni Ariyawansa December 19, 2022
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Poetry is an integral part of many English classes. However, many students look for an outlet outside of the classroom to dabble in poetry writing. Poetry Club is the perfect non-judgemental space to practice these skills or to be inspired by others. Led by co-presidents Methni Ariyawansa and Leah Yu, the club is made up of a close knit group of budding writers.
This is the third year that Poetry Club has been active, with its focus is shifting from poetry analysis to the writing and sharing of original poetry. Each meeting has its own theme such as seasons, holidays, and even collaborations with other clubs like Calligraphy Club.
Although the focus for each meeting changes, the club maintains its cozy yet energetic atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to socialize with the officers proud to call their members their friends. Leah also shares, “We love you all, come write poetry with us.”
From aspiring poets to seasoned writers, a variety of people attend Poetry Club, and they can choose whether they want to work alone or with peers. At the end of each meeting, anyone who wants to share their poetry aloud can do so without fear of judgement, though it´s not required. Even writing poetry isn’t necessary to join, as students are welcome to just enjoy the snacks that are provided and take inspiration from other writers. It is a very casual and welcoming environment as Methni puts it, “This club slays and everyone should join.”
The club meets every second Friday of the month from 3-4 PM in Mr. Yuker’s room (W236). For more information, contact Mr. Yuker.