The School for Poetic Computation, which just finished its very first term, engages experimentation both in and about the classroom. Teachers and students learn from each other and look to converse and create, rather than conclude. As they explore the artistic aspects and possibilities of computation, members of this school explore new ways of learning, find unexpected collaborators and research interests, and push themselves as programmers, artists, and students. Here, students and faculty explore, learn, and teach together, incorporating diverse outside experiences with elements of the artistic and computational worlds to explore how computer programming might be like creative writing, what tools can be found in technology to allow artists greater expression, and what it means to start a school from scratch and make it up together.