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 in turn have built on ancient Greek and Chinese traditions. 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 non-profit organization formed in 2012 as a group of poets dedicated to the revival and proliferation of good, new poetry.

We invite you to join us!


Evan Mantyk, President
The Society of Classical Poets
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Mount Hope, NY 10940


Executive Staff
Evan Mantyk, President
Joshua Philipp, Vice President
Frank Yu, Chief Financial Officer
Dan Skorbach, Chief Technology 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

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