College is a place for learning and creating new friendships. The Poetry Society at Eastern Michigan University also ensures that college is a place where students can speak about things that are important to them. The Poetry Society hosted a Lyric Lounge Feb. 7 on the third floor of the Student Center. It was the fourth one of the year and the first one of the winter semester.
The Poetry Society’s Vice President Marcus LaGuerre got the crowd hyped up for the night’s performers with his high energy and dance moves. At this event, students were able to sign up to read their own original poetry as well as perform songs and other forms of spoken art.
EMU students performed emotional and powerful pieces that touched on subjects from the standards set for girls, to the leaders of our country, to mental health and everything in between. The crowd was receptive of all of the performances, and the thunderous applause after each performer was a sign of that.
With the hip hop music played between performances, there was not a dull moment during the night. If the crowd was not listening to a poem, they were singing along to the music and chatting amongst friends.
The next Lyric Lounge will be March 7, but students do not need to be a part of the club to get onstage and read their original poems or perform their original music.
The Poetry Society at EMU meets every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Students can find the group on Eagle Sync to read more about what the student organization is and how to get involved.