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Wick Poetry Center Brings Back Founding Director for Reading Series

Kent Student Center Kiva

By Carly Evans

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host Maggie Anderson, the center’s founding director, for a poetry reading on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva.

Ms. Anderson served as the founding director of the Wick Poetry Center from 2005-2009. She is the author of five books of poems and has co-edited several poetry anthologies. Her awards include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Maggie Anderson back to Northeast Ohio to celebrate the release of her new book of poems, Dear All,” says David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center.

The poetry reading is presented in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program (NEOMFA), a consortium Creative Writing MFA program between Kent State, the University of Akron, Cleveland State University and Youngstown State University.

Ms. Anderson served as the director of NEOMFA from 2006-2009 and is a Professor Emerita of English at Kent State, having taught creative writing from 1989-2009.

"Through Maggie’s poetry reading and class visits over several days, our students and community members will have a rich opportunity to learn from Maggie’s deep experience in the literary arts and her wonderful sensibility as a poet," Mr. Hassler says.