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The World Poetry Reading was the best medicine for all of the terrible news lately. Over 100 students and community members came out to hear 11 international students read poems in their native languages. People in the audience were literally cheering. Poetry is one of the best ways to share our humanity. Thank you to all of the participants who read beautiful poems from your home countries. And an extra thank you to Loránd Sávoly-Kepir for taking the photos!

Photo from Wick Poetry Center's Wick Juniors Summer Writing ClubThe Wick Poetry Center, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently received two grants from the Ohio Arts Council.

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host poet Rita Dove as part of the Fourth Annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading. The event is part of the 2014-2015 reading series and will take place on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public.

The documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by two Kent State University collaborators, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and interpreting human memories to foster knowledge and human dignity.

May 4th Voices- Bindas, HasslerThe documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by Kenneth Bindas, Ph.D., professor and chair of the history department, and David Hassler, the director of the Wick Poetry Center, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and interpreting human memories to foster knowledge and human dignity.

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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.

On Sept. 25-27, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the dedication of a new home and poetry park on the Lefton Esplanade.

For more information, visit www.kent.edu/wick.

For 30 years, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been encouraging new voices – locally, regionally and nationally – and bringing poetry to people’s everyday lives through readings, publications, workshops and scholarships. Now, the Wick Poetry Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, begins a new era by relocating from Satterfield Hall to the Lefton Esplanade.

For 30 years, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been encouraging new voices – locally, regionally and nationally – and bringing poetry to people’s everyday lives through readings, publications, workshops and scholarships. Now, the Wick Poetry Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, begins a new era by relocating from Satterfield Hall to the Lefton Esplanade.

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