Poetry

Sonia Sanchez and students The Wick Poetry Center welcomed poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez to the May Prentice House for a meet and greet with students on Sept. 18. She met with them in the afternoon before giving a lecture in the Kiva in the evening. The Kent State Honors College, the Cleveland Foundation and the Wick Poetry Center cosponsored Sanchez's visit...

Tommy Freeman Celebration Reading The Wick Poetry Center kicked off its 2019-20 event series year on September 13 with a celebration of Tommy Freeman’s life. The event was held in Room 120 of the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design with a reception afterward that expanded into the Wick Poetry Center’s Poetry Park. The event had a large turnout, attended mostly by...

Tommy Freeman Celebration Reading Join us this Thursday, April 13, at 6:00 pm at the Akron Art Museum for the first public poetry reading by the participants of our Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders project. The project, made possible by a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has allowed teaching artists from the Wick Poetry Center to engage the...

Tommy Freeman Celebration Reading The Wick Poetry Center is proud to be part of the twenty-two-member national Poetry Coalition (PoCo) united to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. During the month of March, the Poetry Coalition launches its inaugural effort, Because We Come...

Linda Zhao The Wick Poetry Center is proud to be part of the twenty-two-member national Poetry Coalition (PoCo) united to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. During the month of March, the Poetry Coalition launches its inaugural effort, Because We Come...

Day Soe Wah 2 The Wick Poetry Center is proud to be part of the twenty-two-member national Poetry Coalition (PoCo) united to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. During the month of March, the Poetry Coalition launches its inaugural effort, Because We Come...

Usama Halak The Wick Poetry Center is proud to be part of the twenty-two-member national Poetry Coalition (PoCo) united to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. During the month of March, the Poetry Coalition launches its inaugural effort, Because We Come...

Usama Halak We are thrilled to be a finalist for the Knight Arts Challenge and to have our Traveling Stanzas project promote the voices of students, immigrants, and refugees in the city of Akron!   ANNOUNCING THE FINALISTS IN THE KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE AKRONon Twitter Posted by Bahia Ramos and Kyle Kutuchief Bahia Ramos is arts program director and...

College of Arts & Sciences

Usama Halak   October 15 is National Poetry Day!  Please join us at the May Prentice House to celebrate. "Celebrating Our Own" is an annual poetry reading hosted by the Wick Poetry Center featuring our high school and undergraduate scholarship winners. May Prentice House Tuesday, October 15, 2014 7:30 p.m. Our Undergraduate winners are Ryan Lind (first...

Usama Halak Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center presents the World Poetry Reading, a celebration of poetry from around the globe, on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 317 at the Kent Student Center. The event is free and open to public. The event, co-sponsored by Kent State’s Office of Global Education, will feature 12 readers from places such as...