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 read beautiful poems from your home countries. And an extra thank you to Loránd Sávoly-Kepir for taking the photos!

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 Hungary, Syria, Colombia, Jordan, Georgia, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Russia, Germany, China and Saudi Arabia. They will share poems from their home countries.