Speaking with the Poetry Club

Getting to Know the Behind the Scenes of the Poetry Club


Sydnie Russo

Poetry Club in session with students participating

Joanna Cruz, Staff Writer/Columnist

Writing is not only a necessity to education and communicating, it is also a way to express one’s emotions, thoughts, and even one’s own experiences. The Poetry Club, created by Scott deHart, is a club where students of all grades come together and socialize to know one another’s interests and become friends. Poetry Club meets at lunch every Friday in room D-2 at Oak Hills High School. The club is open to any student, whether you are a freshman or a senior, you are welcome into a nonjudgmental environment.

Poetry Club is a free space where students can relax, socialize with classmates, do work from classes, or even present their poetry work in front of members. One of the benefits of this club is to relax, be happy, and just be one’s own self without judgment from others.

“Most other clubs have some type of purpose. The purpose of the Snowboarding Club is to obviously learn to snowboard and take one of those big trips to the mountains. But Poetry Club is just for people to enjoy poetry, to be a weirdo,” comments the President of the Poetry Club, Brian Solorzano.

Poetry Club is a comfortable place where it feels more like being in the living space of your home than in an everyday classroom. Also, the club is not only a place where students relax and do poetry, but to share a piece of a person’s heart and mind that was written on paper that expresses who they are. It leaves an emotional connection to whoever listens to the voice inside of the heart, instead of the paper.

“To share your poetry in front of people, usually strangers or people you’ve communicated once with, leaves you feeling emotionally vulnerable. There’s a beauty to being able to cry in front of others. And usually poetry has emotional significance to a lot of people in the club, so there’s always a connection there when somebody else reads,” Solorzano speaks on the significance of the club.

The President of Poetry Club, Brian Solorzano, at the front of the class

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