Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center Launches Reading Series with Poetry Prize Reading
By Carly Evans
Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host authors and poets Angie Estes and Christine Gosnay for a Poetry Prize Reading at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, Room 120. The event is free and open to the public.
This annual event commemorates the winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and opens this year’s Wick Poetry Reading Series.
Estes is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Ashland University and is the author of five books. Her book Tryst was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and has received fellowships, grants and residencies from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts and others.
Gosnay’s first book of poems Even Years won the 2016 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. She most recently lived in Israel and California and has had poems published in The Poetry Review, The Rumpus, New Ohio Review and other magazines.
For more information about this and other Wick Poetry Center events, visit www.kent.edu/wick/reading-series-201718.