WELCOME LETTER FROM
DR. GREG A. GROVE
Welcome to Poetic Genius Society. This society came into existence
after the demise of Collegium, which folded due to political infighting.
Somewhat frustrated, and deeply depressed about the way Collegium
ended, I was determined to start a new club that was more topic
specific. Since I enjoy poetry and no poetry club in high IQ circles
existed at the time, I switched gears and constructed a new platform
for creative poets. The Poetic Genius Society was birthed after
much thought and lengthy waiting for just the right ideas to gel.
The original logo-- the raven as mascot, the three color scheme
and its symbolism, the entrance criteria--all of that flowed and
came together somewhat mystically.
During the transition from Collegium to PGS, several members simply
moved into the new club with pride. Over the months, as the society's
web page was featured on Darryl's board, a rash of inquiries assured
me that PGS would be small but mighty. The journal, APOTHEOSIS,
appeared first as a bi-monthly publication that was mailed to the
members; later PGS went completely online with its own electronic
journal, plus a recap of the best from the original journals, known
presently as "the archives."
Today PGS moves ahead with a new look and a new motivation. Today's
poet still has the overwhelming task of sharing deep insight with
a readership that may or may not be fully attuned to figurative
and abstract language; the language of concepts, ideas, dreams.
Yet it is the poet's task to shake the nations with his works; to
reach even a small element of society with his ideas, if insight
and change are to work their magic in the days ahead.
Dr. Greg A. Grove
Founder, Poetic Genius Society
March 21, 2001