Spitshine Poetry, the only poetry club on campus, hosted an open mic night Wednesday where students were free to come and share their own work to an audience of students and other poets.

“I’ve never done it before,” music composition senior Jocelyn Chambers said. “I’m freaking out.”

Those who attended ranged from first-timers to experienced poets, while others came to observe.

Psychology sophomore Marisol Chavez said she was “observing poetry for the first time.”

“It’s a great safe space where people feel good about expressing their emotions,” Chavez said. “It relieves stress and helps the feelings stuck inside.”

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