Wick Poetry Center News

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...
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 11:14am
The Wick Poetry Center kicked off its 2019-20 event series year on September 13 with a celebration of Tommy Freeman’s life. The event was held in Room 120 of the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design with a reception afterward that expanded into the Wick Poetry Center’...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:14am
Nearly a half century ago, sparks from a passing train not only set fire to oil-slicked debris on the Cuyahoga River, which sent flames five-stories high, it ignited the river’s reputation as one of the most polluted in the United States. Since then, clean-up efforts have helped...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:04pm
Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University to Receive $90,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts  
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 4:00am
There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to sharing a poem, youngsters in the Skeels Summer Youth Program learned recently. And writing a poem can be a lot of fun, especially when you team up to do it. 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:18pm
Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center to benefit from grant
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:10pm
The Ford Foundation to Support the Poetry Coalition with $200,000 Grant
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 1:54pm
  1. The pageant of digits comprising the number pidoesn’t stop at the page’s edge.It goes on across the table, through the air,over a wall, a leaf, a bird’s nest, clouds, straight into the sky,through all the bottomless, bloated heavens.Oh how brief – a mouse tail, a pigtail...