The Poetry Club was founded in 2011 by a group of sophomores who believed in the power of the written word. The Poetry Club now meets with their adviser every Thursday at 3 p.m. in the English Virtual Office. The students are encouraged to bring in two pieces each: an original poem and a favorite piece from another poet. Students decorate the virtual white boards with beautiful poems and pictures. Students then go through each others’ whiteboards and share with one another. Students sing, clap their hands, and have a wonderful time reveling in the English language. Students are encouraged to use the microphone, read aloud, and then take both positive and critical comments for improvement from their peers. Feedback is highly encouraged. Once everyone has read his or her piece(s), the club adjourns for the day. The Poetry Club community is very tight-knit. They spend time work-shopping poems through email as well as through their live VO exchanges.