Featured Projects

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.

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GLOBAL PEACE POEM, 2020

A global community poem in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kent State University’s May 4 shootings.

GLOBAL PEACE POEM WEBSITE


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. 

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Earth Stanzas

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.

Earth Stanzas website


Armed with our voices

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.

armed with our voices website