Traveling Stanzas, Writers Across Borders, KSU

Traveling Stanzas text

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Trading Stanzas, Writing Across Borders, an exhibit using poems and videos from members of the immigrant community, combined with graphically designed posters from Kent State design students, celebrates the diverse cultural identity of the city of Akron exhibit, at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio, on January 23, 2019. The exhibit opened on Jan. 24th in Taylor Hall. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

Traveling Stanzas exhibit

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A wall full of posters celebrating 10 years of Traveling Stanzas, in Taylor Hall at Kent State University, on January 23, 2019. . The exhibit uses poetry, videos and graphic designs to celebrate the diverse cultural identity of the city of Akron, at KSU, in Kent, Ohio, on January 23, 2019. The exhibit opened on Friday, Jan. 24 in Taylor Hall. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

Poster with piano

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The graphic design by Mia Owen, for the poem "My Father's Piano", on a wall full of posters celebrating 10 years of Traveling Stanzas, in Taylor Hall at Kent State University, on January 23, 2019. . The exhibit uses poetry, videos and graphic designs to celebrate the diverse cultural identity of the city of Akron, at KSU, in Kent, Ohio, on January 23, 2019. The exhibit opened on Friday, Jan. 24 in Taylor Hall. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

Text poster

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Trading Stanzas, Writing Across Borders, using poems and videos from members of the immigrant community, combined with graphically designed posters, celebrates the diverse cultural identity of the city of Akron exhibit, at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio, on January 23, 2019. The exhibit opened on Jan. 24th in Taylor Hall. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

David and Valora

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Leading the Trading Stanzas, Writing Across Borders exhibit are co-founders David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center and a former Ohio Poet of the Year, and Valora Renicker, associate professor of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. Their current exhibit, "Writing Across Borders," uses poetry, videos and graphic designs to celebrate the diverse cultural identities of Akron's North Hill neighborhood. The exhibit opened on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Taylor Hall Gallery at Kent State University, and runs through Thursday, Feb. 21. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

Poem on utility box

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The poem of Writing Across Borders author by Linda Zhao, a student at the International Institute of Akron and Project Learn, on a utility box at the intersection of Midway and Main St. on the campus of KSU, one of several locations on the KSU campus exhibiting the work from Traveling Stanzas. The exhibit uses poetry, videos and graphic designs to celebrate the diverse cultural identity of the city of Akron, at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio, on January 23, 2019. The exhibit opened on Friday, Jan. 24 in Taylor Hall. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

"My Voice" poster

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A graphic design by Nick Blanchard, for the poem "My Soul" by Desman Tucker who is a 6th grader at the Urban Vision school in Akron, at the Traveling Stanzas Writing Across Borders exhibit in Taylor Hall at Kent State University, on January 23, 2019. . The exhibit uses poetry, videos and graphic designs to celebrate the diverse cultural identity of the city of Akron, at KSU, in Kent, Ohio, on January 23, 2019. The exhibit opened on Friday, Jan. 24 in Taylor Hall. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

Bubble illustration

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A graphic design by Toug Zhao for the poem "Bubblicious" by Catherine Wing, at the Traveling Stanzas Writing Across Borders exhibit in Taylor Hall at Kent State University, on January 23, 2019. . The exhibit uses poetry, videos and graphic designs to celebrate the diverse cultural identity of the city of Akron, at KSU, in Kent, Ohio, on January 23, 2019. The exhibit opened on Friday, Jan. 24 in Taylor Hall. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

video and poster

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A video of Writing Across Borders author Nadia Anwaar, a 6th grader at Mrs. Deng's class at the Jennings School in Akron, plays beneath the graphic design of her poster, above, at the exhibit in Taylor Hall at KSU. The poster of the poem was designed by graphic artist Tori Russell. The exhibit uses poetry, videos and graphic designs to celebrate the diverse cultural identity of the city of Akron, at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio, on January 23, 2019. The exhibit opened on Friday, Jan. 24 in Taylor Hall. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer)

 

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POSTED: Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:42pm
WRITTEN BY:
Chuck Crow