How To Improve The Value and Visibility of Poetry at Your School 1. start a poetry team See how to organize a team at your school here. To check out existing teams in New Hampshire, click here. 2. elect a school poet laureate Find out more on what a school poet laureate does and how to elect one here. 3. advertise poetry events Print and hang posters for upcoming poetry events. This can include posters advertising meetings of your poetry team or fliers for local open mics or slam competitions.