Writing Across Borders Exhibit Features Diversity in Northeast Ohio

Kent State University’s Taylor Hall is currently housing the Wick Poetry Center’s Writing Across Borders, a poetry exhibit featuring the work of immigrants and refugees living in Akron that was recently featured on Cleveland.com.

The poems are combined with the graphic design work of Kent State students to create a vibrant and attention-grabbing display.

Diversity is alive in each featured poem and design, and videos are also on display. Some of the poetry featured in the exhibit comes from students as young as the sixth grade. The exhibit opened on Jan. 24 and will run until Feb. 21.

The Wick Poetry Center works to give aspiring poets a place to create and share work on campus and in the Kent community by engaging their audience with readings and workshops.

The Writing Across Borders exhibit was co-founded by David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, and Valora Renicker, a former Ohio Poet of the Year and an associate professor of visual communication design at Kent State.

To learn more about the exhibit and view selected pieces, read the full story on Cleveland.com at https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/01/kent-states-traveling-stanzas-poetry-exhibit-aims-to-create-connections-across-borders.html

POSTED: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:24am
UPDATED: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:10am
Natalie Eusebio