Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center Hosts World Poetry Reading
By Kate Schwanke
Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center Reading Series will continue this month with a World Poetry Reading on Nov. 15 and a P. Scott Cunningham and Frank Báez Poetry Reading on Nov. 16.
Kent State international students, staff and faculty members from 15 countries will come together to share poems from their own cultures.
"The Wick Poetry Center’s third annual World Poetry Reading will give meaningful voice to Kent State international students, faculty and administration, and offer them an opportunity to build bridges across cultures through poetry," says David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center.
The World Poetry Reading will be held on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, Room 120.
P. Scott Cunningham is the founder and director of O, Miami, a poetry festival with the goal of having everyone in Miami-Dade County encounter a poem. O, Miami projects have been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and The Guardian. Cunningham’s work has been published in Harvard Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Awl and others.
Frank Báez, a Dominican poet and writer, has published three poetry books, including Postales, which was awarded the National Prize for Poetry Salome Ureña in 2009. In 2015, he was part of the anthology El canon abierto that brings together Spanish-language poets. He also is a member of the band El Hombrecito (The Little Man).
This reading will take place on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, Room 120.
For more information about the reading series, visit www.kent.edu/wick/reading-series-4.