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Reading Series

Joshua Bennett

Friebert Reading

Stuart Friebert Poetry Reading

Sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies and the Institute for Applied Linguistics

7:30 pm | Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Kent State Student Center, Room 306 AB

Traveling Stanzas

History and Staff


A Wick Junior learns about poetry on an inspiring field trip.

 The Wick Poetry Center engages individuals and communities in the transformative power of poetry. Members of the Wick Outreach Program provide writing workshops, discussion groups, and professional development to a variety of communities throughout northeast Ohio. 

Scholarships and Prizes

First Books

Since 1984, the Wick Poetry Center has encouraged the voices of emerging poets locally, nationally, and internationally.  The Wick Poetry Center has provided over $500,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and publication awards. Each year the Center sponsors the annual Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, as well as writing-related scholarships funded by the Maggie Anderson Endowment.