In October 2016, our poetry club, “The Aiken Poets” had its first poetry page published in the Aiken Standard’s Mature Times' "Poet’s Platform” section. Thanks go to Midge Rothrock (“Smidge with Midge”) who believed back then that a poetry page would fit nicely in The Mature Times.
Since then, we have never missed a monthly edition and have proudly introduced our poets and their poems to Aiken Standard readers. And thank you Rhonda Overbey for believing in us. Special thanks go to Lauren Haley at the Aiken Standard for laying out our poetry page perfectly each month and for her design and creative input. Poetry is alive and well in Aiken and the Aiken Standard has fostered poetry in various ways. Thank you.
The Aiken Poets