BYU-Idaho offers a poetry workshop to help you practice your writing skills and hear from others. 

The workshop has been around for a few years, but it took a break because of COVID-19. Katie Card, a student at BYU-Idaho, decided to start it up again for this semester.  

Participants get to do several exercises to challenge themselves and strengthen their skills. 

“I like to have a lot of exercises because I’m not a teacher, I’m just another student. I don’t really know more than everyone else who shows up, so I really like to be able to put the ball back in their court and to give other people a chance to try things out,” Card said. 

Card has found sharing poetry to be a great medium of expression and of understanding others. 

“Even though we’re all different people with totally different lives and experiences, by using the inherently flawed form of communication that is words, we can create poems that make other people feel emotion and make them understand at least a little bit how we feel,” Card said. 

You can visit the Poetry Workshop Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Joseph F. Smith Building, room 278.