Global Poetry Consortium’s Statement of Purpose. 

The Global Poetry Consortium is an organization comprised of leading independent schools committed to innovation and cultural exchange through poetry. We strive to bridge the divide between technology and the literary arts by encouraging our students to engage in interdisciplinary thought and writing. We accomplish this through online workshops, an annual Poetry Festival, and an annual journal. Birch Wathen Lenox School has designed educational technology, Magnetic Poetry, as a piece of the connecting tissue between our schools. We view poetry as a form through which people from many demographics can find mutual inspiration, collaboration and understanding, so are committed to promoting the interdisciplinary use of poetry around the world. Below is a list of our goals: 

  • Empower students to design interactive poetry, poetry games, or modes of collaboration, to be displayed at The Global Poetry Consortium's spring 2020 Poetry Festival at the Birch Wathen Lenox School.
  • Magnetic Poetry, coded and designed at BWL, will  be available to member schools and will serve as an example of digital poetry. Magnetic Poetry is a computer program through which students from many different demographics can interact with each other. 
  • Member school students will have the opportunity to enroll in online workshops. 
  • The consortium will publish a poetry journal, taking poetry submissions from member school students. 

If you would like more information regarding the Global Poetry Consortium, or have any other inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to Assistant Headmaster Ryan Clinesmith at or by phone at 212-861-0404. 

If your institution would like to join the Global Poetry Consortium, please fill out this interest form and we will be in contact with you.


Member Schools:

Westminster School (UK) • Frances Holland (UK) • Milton Academy • Washington International School • Shipley School • Le Rosey (CH)