This special issue on Poetry for Organizing is not for everyone. Even though the original attempt was to create a compendium of the best poems for organizational scholars and practitioners, this is not a literary offering. Instead, it is a courageous demonstration of the possibilities of the many different ways poetry can be used as a lens for organizing, self and our place in organizations. This issue is an invitation for a select few curious and open-minded folks ready to explore the potential of poetry as a lens for making sense of organizing. It does this with examples from several of us who have explored this already, and with my personal journey in the process of co-creating this issue with them.