Wick Poetry Center

Panoramic view of the Lefton Esplanade and the Wick Poetry Center. Charlie Malone, ’02 and ’04, has been announced as the 2021 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award Recipient. The announcement came during an April 3rd virtual celebration of the ‘2021 Senior Honors Recognition Ceremony’, which applauded the Honors College’s spring, summer and fall 2021 graduating seniors. ...

Kent State student volunteer for Global Vaccine Poem project What would you say to the COVID-19 vaccine? Would you summarize your experience during the pandemic? Would you focus on your hopes for the future?   The Global Vaccine Poem project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the...

Student rehearsing with the New Music Ensemble Kent, Ohio — New Music at Kent State joins with partners from the Wick Poetry Center and Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance to present a special concert fusing poetry, dance and music. The program, hosted by the Glauser School of Music, celebrates and highlights the music of Black musicians and...

Student rehearsing with the New Music Ensemble KENT, OH- ​The Wick Poetry Center is proud to announce its collaboration with the Poetry Coalition, in the month of March 2021, to promote the theme of environmental justice in poetry. The Poetry Coalition’s annual March programming aims to explore social issues through poetry, including over 25 poetry organizations nationwide in the...

Image for Earth Stanzas The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University are launching Earth Stanzas, an interactive poetry project in honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22. Earth Stanzas draws on the inspiration of eight poets who engage the beauty, depth and...

The “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit provides a powerful form of cross-generational connection that engages users in the events of May 4, 1970, and the importance of peace, conflict resolution and student activism today. Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center is set to debut its “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit this week in Austin, Texas, as part of the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference.   Curated and designed in collaboration with Kent State’s May 4 Visitors Center and the College of Arts and...

The “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit provides a powerful form of cross-generational connection that engages users in the events of May 4, 1970, and the importance of peace, conflict resolution and student activism today. The Wick Poetry Center held the Celebrating Our Own Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Thursday, Oct. 3. The reading started at 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Poetry Corner on the 2nd floor of Kent State’s University Library. The event was held to celebrate the 2019 Undergraduate Poetry Scholarship winners, who were all invited to read their poems. Max...

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...

A computer rendering of the Liberty of Poetry statue (shown here) was used by Kent State University to create the 3D-printed reproduction of the statue. Kent State University and the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, will celebrate a collaborative partnership around the creation of “Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy, to New York, New York,” an exhibition opening on Oct. 17, 2019, and running through April 26, 2020, at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island...

A Conversation with Sonia Sanchez Sonia Sanchez’s visit to Kent State University’s campus on Wednesday, September 18, touched many members of the community, both students and visitors alike.    Sanchez's visit is part of the year long 50th Commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970 at Kent State.  Sanchez discussed how poetry, civil rights, student activism, and peace can...