Call for Poems

The Wick Poetry Center is now accepting poetry submissions as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the May 4 shootings. The poems should resonate with the themes of peace, conflict transformation, and student advocacy.
 


The Wick Poetry Center is also now accepting entries for our National Call for Poems about Peace and Conflict Transformation. The poems should resonate with the themes of peace, conflict transformation, and advocacy. The contest is free and open to the public, and the final judge is poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye. There is a youth (<18), adult student, and adult non-student category. Naomi Shihab Nye will select one winner for each category who will be awarded $500.

NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

Poet, songwriter, and novelist, Naomi Shihab Nye, will select one winner from each category who will receive $500 and a possibility to read their poems at Kent State during the May 4 Music and Poetry Event on April 21.

Two poets will receive honorable mention prizes for $250 and a possibility to read their poems at Kent State during the April 21 event. All winners will have their poems set to a musical composition by students in the Kent State University School of Music.

 

Call for Poems about Peace and Conflict Transformation