Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just updated their “dinner playlist” and for this, they have taken suggestions from your poets.
Recently the couple joined a Zoom call with young poets in a virtual poetry class over the weekend. Meghan and Harry wanted to hear what the poets were working on and shared some of their favorite poems. The virtual discussion was held for 45 minutes and the conversation also turned to music.
Get Lit is an organization that promotes literacy. It also works to empower young people through poetry. It was founded in 2006. The founder Diane Luby Lane has expanded its activities to over 100 schools throughout California and around the world.
Get Lit revealed their surprise guests in an Instagram post on Monday. In that post, Diane Luby Lane said, “Guess who surprised our poetry class this weekend?! It was the best weekend EVER!” the organization captioned a screenshot of the duo joining their Zoom call — with some shocking reactions from other participants. “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were magic and kind and interested in poetry!”
Get Lit’s founder Diane Luby Lane said, “They took music suggestions from the Poets and said it would be their dinner playlist”. The teacher of the class Mason Granger shared the moment on Instagram and wrote, “Meghan mentioned Joni Mitchell and one of the kids gave her a song recommendation, it was cool”.
Granger also wrote, “The root of them deciding to come is because, at some point in their lives, they were moved by a poem,” he said. “And whoever wrote that poem at some point thought to themselves, ‘Does this even matter? Is anyone even listening?’ And they shared it anyway.”
He continued, “My favorite part of it all was Meghan echoing so many sentiments we’ve talked about in class, about this particular moment in time/history to be a young person and the ripple effect of a single voice.”