Case Study: Traveling Stanzas
Wick Poetry Center
Traveling Stanzas was started in 2009 in an effort to promote awareness of poetry and graphic design within the community. This project is distinct and special in its approach; community-centered and educationally oriented, it is as much about the process, collaboration and educational outreach as it is about the products.
Traveling Stanzas is a collaboration between Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center and the student-run Glyphix design studio. It combines the creative talents of Kent State Visual Communication Design students with original poems by area student writers, grades 3-12, to promote awareness of poetry and graphic design within the community. Traveling Stanzas is a program that brings illustrated poems to various community locations including Starbucks, PARTA and Akron METRO busses and now to posters and greeting cards on sale for consumer purchase.