CSU’s Dead Poets Society: Getting students excited about poetry (via Rocky Mountain Collegian)

Colorado State University has a Dead Poets Society. They do not stand on desks and they have not attempted to contact the ghost of Robin Williams, but they do sneak off to the cave off campus known as the Wild Boar Café to read poetry.

Kelsey Easton, a sophomore English major, started the society in late October 2014. She got the idea her freshman year when she talked to Mary Hickey, the adviser for the National Counsel of Teachers of English. Hickey started a Dead Poets Society when she was in college. Easton took the idea and created her own Dead Poets Society at CSU.

“She talked about how she did that at her college, and I thought it would be good to have a club involving English,” Easton said.

The club is still new, so they have not held many meetings. In the few meetings they have held, they have tried to keep it interesting.

“We read Shel Silverstein seductively one time, which was interesting,” Easton said.

On Friday the 13th, they so fittingly read Edgar Allan Poe.

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