Naomi Shihab Nye Book Signing
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Wick Poetry Center News

World Poetry Reading 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 11:43am

The Wick Poetry Center will celebrate International Education Week 2016 with the World Poetry Reading, and event that showcases the global conversation through poetry.


International Education Week is a joint initiative with the U.S. Departments of...

Scribbles Coffee Co. Logo
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 Mallor...

Luna Negra logo
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...

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.  ...

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...

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 Hal...

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...

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,...

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 Reside...

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...