Poetry Anthology 2021

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“Poetry for Inspiration and Well-Being” was offered as an online course through the Charter for Compassion for the first time in April 2018 during America’s “National Poetry Month.” Amazingly, over two hundred students signed up from around the world. Because of its popularity, the course has been offered every April since then. Almost a hundred students enrolled during the global pandemic.

In 2021, a new feature was offered to students. It is commonplace in creative writing courses and workshops to include student writing in some kind of anthology at the end of a semester. In keeping with that tradition, it was decided that such a collection of student poems would be assembled to showcase our amazing group of poets. This is the first annual anthology of many to come in the future.

 –John Smelcer, Creator and Facilitator of “Poetry for Inspiration and Well-Being”

PDF: Poetry Anthology 2021

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