Wick Poetry Center News

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...
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’...
Speak a Powerful Magic Cover
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 12:01pm
The Kent State University Wick Poetry Center’s “Traveling Stanzas” project, part of its effort to facilitate a global conversation that enhances person to person communication, arrives at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration this fall.
River Stanzas exhibit
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Join the Wick Poetry Center as it celebrates the grand opening of the River Stanzas exhibit at The Downtown Gallery, 141 E Main St., on Friday at 5 p.m. Nearly 50 years ago to the day, the Cuyahoga River caught fire, prompting national conversations about clean water and environm...
Traveling Stanzas exhibit
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00am
1 / 9 Writing Across Borders
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...