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“Out of painful beginnings, my brother Walter and I have found great meaning in the success of Wick Poetry and the future of young poets.”

—Robert Wick

In 1984 Robert Wick, a sculptor and former art department faculty member at Kent State University, and his brother, Walter Wick, established the Wick Poetry Center in memory of their sons Stan (1962–1980) and Tom (1956–1973). Today the Wick Poetry Center encourages new voices by promoting opportunities for individuals and communities locally, regionally, and nationally. Wick engages emerging and established poets and poetry audiences through readings, publications, workshops, and scholarship opportunities.