would a peotry class in highschool maybe help with getting good at writing lyrics?
I'd suggest reposting this in the Techniques forum, it's one of the sub-forums at the top of the S&L Navigation screen. Though, you were pretty close, so I doubt the mod's would warn you for this, but in order to keep this section of the forums dedicated, this will likely be closed or moved.
Nothing personal *reported*

Edit : Moved awesome.

To answer your question - Poetry classes will increase your skills in writing. Anything that improves your skill in writing will make songwriting easier. Essays, Short stories, poems, they will all help you to improve different aspects of the english language; diction, tense usage, spelling, punctuation, all of which can be applied to lyrics. Poetry has a heavy focus on flow, which is vital in songs, so will surely assist you in learning that.

Take anything you can get, it will all assist you, and as AngryGoldfish says; what've you got to lose?
Music is an art form that celebrates potential. So long as you're looking for it, you'll always find it.
Last edited by Mr.Pink101 at Jul 24, 2011,
Absolutely. Any form of writing training - whether it be poetry lessons at high school or simply posting your work on the internet - can be helpful. Sometimes certain things are more helpful than others, but that doesn't mean each avenue shouldn't be tested. Try it. What harm can come of it?