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Traveling Stanzas illustrations on utility boxes
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 10:44am
The Wick Poetry Center, in collaboration with the City of Kent and the university, have begun two new projects to place poetry into the heart of Kent. Each project will provide more opportunities for students and the people of Kent to be exposed to poetry in their daily lives thr...
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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:06am
The Future Absence Tour kicked off at Scribbles Coffee Co. in Kent, Ohio on October 7. The Future Absence Tour was created by Monster House Press and features poet Richard Wehrenberg Jr. and short fiction writer Bella Bravo. The October 7 reading also featured Mallory Whitten, an...
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 3:32pm
If you’re interested in sharing your writing or artwork with the Kent State Community, consider getting involved with Luna Negra, Kent’s own student-run literary journal. Submissions are now open for both visual arts and writing. Luna Negra has been a staple in the Kent State Com...
Wick Weekly Flyer
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:59am
The Wick Weekly workshops are in full swing on the Kent State University Campus. Led by Wick Poetry Center Student Ambassadors Regis Coustillac and Daisha Overstreet, the informal workshops for poetry discussion and craft talk every Monday and Tuesday afternoon from 3-4 pm.   “We...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:37am
This academic year, Kent State Student and slam poet Damien McClendon has been leading performance poetry workshops at the Wick Poetry Center. Participants write, read, watch slam videos, and discuss the craft of performance poetry.  These workshops are free and open to the publi...
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:09pm
The Kent State University Women’s Center presented 12 female students with its Sage Project Award for overcoming barriers and finding balance in following their path and making their mark at Kent State. The Sage Project Award reception took place on March 11 in the Moulton Hall B...
Lesley Jenike
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:38am
We are so pleased to announce that Lesley Jenike has been selected as the winner of this year’s Ohio Chapbook Prize for her collection Punctum. Jenike's full-length books are Ghost of Fashion (CW Books, 2009) and Holy Island (Gold Wake Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in Poe...
Seth Murray at AWP
Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 12:29pm
We attended the AWP Conference in April, which was held in Minneapolis, with several staff members and students. Though the conference has grown to over 10,000 participants, Wick had a strong presence at the conference and the book fair where we reconnected with Wick authors, sol...
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:26pm
As the Fall 2015 semester comes to a close, we have to give the warmest of thanks to our incredible student interns, workers, and graduate fellow. This year was extra special, as we were able to start the semester with two days in Millersburg, Ohio at the Young's Artist Residency...
Nicole Robinson, Brandon Johnson, and Molly Kohut
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:58am
We have expanded our work with Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH). The Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center at ACH now funds the following creative writing workshops: one hour group writing session for adolescent psychiatric inpatients; two one hour group writing sessions fo...

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