World Poetry Reading
By Erica Fowler
“We started the World Poetry Reading five years ago to showcase the beautiful and unique voices of international students at Kent State,” says Györgyi Mihályi-Jewell, assistant director of marketing for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University.
The event will feature poems by international students, staff and faculty. Participants will read the poems in their native languages and then in English.
“I’m originally from Hungary and first came to Kent State as an international student,” Ms. Mihályi-Jewell says. “So I know that when we speak in our native tongues everything changes, especially when we can perform our favorite poems.”
The reading, which is one of the Wick Poetry Center’s most popular events, will showcase a group of 15 diverse participants.
“I know that the audience will hear the students' real voices for the very first time on this evening,” Ms. Mihályi-Jewell says. “I think that this represents the best of Kent State University.”
The event, which includes light refreshments, is free and open to the public.