About Us The Society January 16, 2013 Art, Poetry English poetry has been in existence for at least 1,400 years. This tradition continues alive and well at The Society of Classical Poets like nowhere else. Today, poetry is everywhere. It is in the songs on the radio, in our national anthems, and in the fight songs of our favorite sports teams; it pervades our literature, our history, and our culture. But, despite poetry’s abundance, poetry that is both new and good is hard to find now, more than ever. Good, new poetry cherishes and builds on the perennial forms, like meter and rhyme, left to us by 1,400 years of English poets, who have also built on thousands of years of Greek and Chinese poetry. Such good, new poetry carries a message infused with the profound insights and lofty character of the poet. It touches on humanity’s quintessential quest for virtue over vice, epic over ephemeral, and beauty over baseness. With this in mind, the Society of Classical Poets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2012 as a group of poets dedicated to the revival and proliferation of good, new poetry. The Society’s mission is to preserve humankind’s artistic traditions; to reestablish poetry as one of the most widely appreciated forms of literature, communication, and entertainment; to increase appreciation of centuries of rhyming or metered poetry; to support poets who apply classical techniques in modern poetry through publication and performance opportunities and awards; and to aid in language arts education that imbues high moral fiber and good character. We invite you to read our Journal and join us! Evan Mantyk, President The Society of Classical Poets 11 Heather Lane Mount Hope, NY 10940 Executive Staff Evan Mantyk, President Joshua Philipp, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer Frank Yu, Chief Financial Officer Kristina Pentchoukova, Marketing Director Journal Staff Connie Phillips, Editor Evan Mantyk, Editor Diana Benedetti, Chief Designer Advisory Board William Ruleman, Professor of English, Tennessee Wesleyan College James Sale, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Motivational Expert Michael Curtis, Architect, Sculptor, Painter, Founding Director of The National Civic Art Society Damian Robin, Poet and Editor Bruce Dale Wise, Poet Dusty Grein, Author, Poet, and Graphic Designer Troubadour Members William Ruleman Suman Srinivasan Lorna Davis Loren McCune Ron L. Hodges Carol Smallwood Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.