Wick Poetry Center

David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, guides a poetry workshop. Hassler and other Wick Poetry Center staff will lead March for Science participants in a poetry-writing exercise. The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, in the College of Arts and Sciences, has driven innovation and generated national distinction for over three decades through its award-winning Traveling Stanzas project, which brings poetry to people’s everyday lives in communities around the world. At the inaugural March for Science, a...

David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, guides a poetry workshop. Hassler and other Wick Poetry Center staff will lead March for Science participants in a poetry-writing exercise. 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...

David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, guides a poetry workshop. Hassler and other Wick Poetry Center staff will lead March for Science participants in a poetry-writing exercise. The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University will expand its successful Traveling Stanzas project with $125,000 in new funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that engage and enrich Akron through the arts.    Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across...

David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, guides a poetry workshop. Hassler and other Wick Poetry Center staff will lead March for Science participants in a poetry-writing exercise. This academic year, Kent State Student and slam poet Damien McClendon has been leading performance poetry workshops at the Wick Poetry Center. Participants write, read, watch slam videos, and discuss the craft of performance poetry.  These workshops are free and open to the public—students and members of the community are welcome. Bring a poem...

David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, guides a poetry workshop. Hassler and other Wick Poetry Center staff will lead March for Science participants in a poetry-writing exercise. Molly Merryman, Kent State University associate professor of sociology and founding director of the Kent State Women’s Center, has been awarded the university’s 2016 Diversity Trailblazer Award. The annual Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes diversity pioneers associated with Kent State who have displayed exemplary contributions to the area...

David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, guides a poetry workshop. Hassler and other Wick Poetry Center staff will lead March for Science participants in a poetry-writing exercise. 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...

World Poetry Reading 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...

World Poetry Reading The Wick Poetry Center, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently received two grants from the Ohio Arts Council. The grants, totaling $28,368, will help support the Wick reading series, student scholarships, poetry publications, outreach workshops and the Traveling Stanzas project. The $14,410 Ohio Arts Council...

World Poetry Reading 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. Earlier in the day, Dove will participate...

World Poetry Reading The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center kicks off the 45th Annual May 4 Commemoration by hosting a multimedia presentation by Lauren Onkey, Ph.D., vice president of education and public programs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, on March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. Onkey’s presentation, “What’s Going...