The Listening Eye
The Listening Eye is a literary arts journal that publishes poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork — and has been doing so since 1970 through Kent State University's Geauga Campus. Kent State Geauga English Professor Emerita Grace Butcher founded the journal and remains editor-in-chief.
POEMS FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION, 2020
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, the Wick Poetry Center collected over 600 poems resonating with themes of peace, conflict transformation and student advocacy. Over the last year, we’ve been moved by the brave voices and the broad reach of this project.
GLOBAL PEACE POEM, 2020
A global community poem in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kent State University’s May 4 shootings.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Poetic Inventory, 2021
This Poetic Toolkit invites teachers, writers, and community members to consider the stories of the first people in the valley, imagine the shaping of this place in geologic time, and reflect on the human history of the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Earth Stanzas, 2019
The first Earth Day was organized 50 years ago on April 22, 1970, giving birth to the modern environmental movement and engaging more than 190 countries and a billion people worldwide in environmental advocacy. On the occasion of this important anniversary, we have launched Earth Stanzas, eight poems that engage the beauty, depth, and interconnectedness of the Earth and invite readers to respond with their own poetic voice.
Armed with Our Voices, 2020
For the 50th anniversary of the May 4 tragedy, the Wick Poetry Center, with its partners, has developed an interactive exhibit, encouraging visitors to explore the history of student protest and the timely themes of peace and conflict transformation.