Wick Poetry Center

College of Arts & Sciences

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...

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...

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...

College of Arts & Sciences

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 Undergraduate and High School Poetry Scholarships! Michael Mlekoday, winner of the 2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, selected the undergraduate winners from a pool of truly remarkable finalists.   Undergraduate Winners 1st Place: Ryan Lind for “A Kandiyohi County Road" (see poem below) ...

Giving Voice Reading Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center presents the 13th annual Giving Voice performance on Thursday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. The performance features local students (grades 3-12), senior citizens, veterans, medical care providers and patients from area hospitals all...

Giving Voice Reading Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will present the 2014 Symposium on Democracy from April 22-24. The symposium is a three-day event featuring multiple speakers and events. “This year’s Symposium on Democracy, ‘Voices of the American Experience,’ will bring together three key national figures, including celebrated American...

Giving Voice Reading Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host poet Martín Espada as part of the Symposium on Democracy on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public. “The audience will be treated to a sampling of Mr. Espada’s beautiful poems, which are both lyrical and explicit, and which manage...

Giving Voice Reading Celebrate National Poetry Month at Kent State University with the third annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading featuring two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser on April 10. Kooser will lead a discussion and Q&A in the University Library's Quiet Study Area at 2:15 p.m. Later that evening, Kooser will give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent...

Giving Voice Reading 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...

Giving Voice Reading Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been awarded two grants from the Ohio Arts Council. A sustainability grant of $13,308 will go toward general programming, and an arts partnership grant of $13,958 will support the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas Community Arts Project. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) also has...