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 the traditions found in thousands of years of Greek poetry, Latin poetry, Chinese poetry, and poetry of other cultures. 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.


Our Mission

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 advance language arts in education and culture.

We invite you to read our Journal and  join us!

The Society of Classical Poets
11 Heather Lane
Mount Hope, New York 10940


Who We Are


Executive Staff
Evan Mantyk, President
Joshua Philipp, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Frank Yu, Chief Financial Officer
Kristina Pentchoukova, Marketing Director

Journal Staff
Evan Mantyk, Editor
Connie Phillips, Editor
C.B. Anderson, Editor
Dusty Grein, Editor
Diana Benedetti, Assistant Designer
Daniel Magdalen, Art Editor

Advisory Board
Michael Curtis
Dusty Grein
Michael Maibach
Damian Robin
James Sale
Joseph S. Salemi
James A. Tweedie
Bruce Dale Wise
E.V. Wyler

Official Members

See a full list of SCP Members here.

A video from our Symposium:



More videos from our Symposium can be found here.

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