Come for the poetry. Stay for the community.

Our Mission

Poetry is for everyone. We believe in poetry as a vehicle for meaning, gratitude, and togetherness. We believe in the ability of language, verse, metaphor, and imagination to inspire and heal. We believe that poetry offers us opportunities for connection and community, and a deepening of our human experience. We believe in poetry as an in instrument of celebration and beauty and as path through frustration, anger, and grief. We support poets and poetry-lovers of all ages.


Who We Are

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Lindsey Trout Hughes


Lindsey is a writer and performer with a deep love of poetry. She holds an MFA in Acting from The New School and is a founding member of Bonneville Theater Company. Lindsey is a playwright, poet, and essayist. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Chris, and their children. More about Lindsey:

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Chris Hughes


Chris is a writer and woodworker based in Brooklyn. An Ohio native, Chris holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University in Ohio, as well as an MFA in Poetry from The New School. He is the proud father of August and Rose.


Community Outreach

We would love to bring a poetry workshop or event to your school or organization. If you would like to collaborate with us, please reach out

We believe that every child should have access to poetry. If you wish to attend a class or event with South Brooklyn Poetry Club and cost is an obstacle, please contact us.