Wick Poetry Center News

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:28pm
During Governor Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 press conference on March 22 announcing an Ohio stay-at-home order, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said, “I know it feels like life is shutting down, but I feel like life is waking us up.” At the Wick Poetry Center, we beli...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 2:25pm
During this time of isolation and uncertainty, we are working at the Wick Poetry Center to share our outlets for self-expression and reflection. This is a role poetry has always played in our lives.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:29pm
During this time of crisis when we must rely on accurate, science-based information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Wick Poetry Center would like to share news of the ...
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:48am
Whiteaker Middle School eighth-grader Rachael Lang hadn’t heard of the Kent State massacre until two of her teachers covered it in class this year. But when the idealistic 14-year-old learned how the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed college students protesting the bombi...
Poets for Science Exhibit
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:32pm
The Communication of Science and Technology program will host the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas: Poets for Science exhibit Feb. 3-5 at the Engineering and Science Building atrium/lobby.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
As the spring semester begins, it brings with it the 50th anniversary of the May 4 shootings. The Wick Poetry Center issued a national call for poems centered around the themes of peace, conflict transformation and student advocacy to commemorate this event.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:45pm
CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution today announced the appointment of Sony Ton-Aime to the position of director of literary arts, effective Jan. 13. A poet, teaching artist and arts administrator, Ton-Aime is currently program operation coordinator for Lake Erie Ink, a Cleveland...
The “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit provides a powerful form of cross-generational connection that engages users in the events of May 4, 1970, and the importance of peace, conflict resolution and student activism today.
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4:07pm
Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center is set to debut its “Armed With Our Voices” exhibit this week in Austin, Texas, as part of the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference. The exhibit provides a powerful form of cross-generational connection that engages...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:03am
The Wick Poetry Center held the Celebrating Our Own Poetry Reading and Open Mic on Thursday, Oct. 3. The reading started at 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Poetry Corner on the 2nd floor of Kent State’s University Library.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 11:36am
The Wick Poetry Center welcomed poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez to the May Prentice House for a meet and greet with students on Sept. 18. She met with them in the afternoon before giving a lecture in the Kiva in the evening. The Kent State Honors College, the Clevelan...