USC Aiken Guild Opens Floor to Poets

September 26, 2017

The Guild of Poetic Intent and the University of South Carolina Aiken’s literary arts magazine Broken Ink teamed up for a Fall Read ‘N Feed event in the Gregg-Graniteville Library’s Memorial Room.

USC Aiken English Professor Roy Seeger was the event’s featured poet.  He read a selection of his poetry and gave attendees tips on how to write creatively. 

Afterward, the floor was open for students to share their own work.

"The Guild of Poetic Intent hosts a biannual Read 'N Feed event to create a space for poetry on campus in an inclusive and casual way," said Victoria Bush, president of the organization.

"All students are invited to attend, not only for the free food, but also for the introspection and peaceful atmosphere that reading poetry as a group can bring. Even if students are not interested in creating poetry, they can come to support other creative works."

Participants included current students and USC Aiken alumni, including former presidents of the guild, Meredith Hawcroft and James Paisley.

Bush says the Guild of Poetic Intent hosts events like Read ‘N Feed -- in addition to their regular meetings -- to "make poetry more accessible to the campus community." 

The next event will be in the spring and will be an ICE event.

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2018 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 20th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 13th time in first place.