Wick Poetry Center News

Alice Cone with Garfield High School Students
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:53am
The Wick Poetry Center, with support from the Howard Atwood Family Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, identified classrooms throughout Akron Public Schools to receive weekly poetry workshops led by WPC teaching artists Alice Cone, Daniel Dorman, and Bo Geisse, and Casey Nich...
Naomi Shihab Nye
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 5:35pm
Nye will deliver a guest lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 and give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 co-sponsored by the Honors College and May 4 Visitors Center. Both events will be held in the Kent Student Center Kiva, and are free and open to the public. The two evening...
Trauma Workshops in the May Prentice House
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:08pm
David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, and Mindy Farmer, director of the May 4 Visitors Center lead a writing and discussion workshop on overcoming trauma through creative writing. The workshop took place in the May Prentice House and approximately 20 community member...
Dear Monarch
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 5:03pm
"Dear Monarch" is a poem written by Mrs. Vesia's Preschool Class at the Kent State University Child Development Center in collaboration with Wick Poetry Center intern, Victoria Bracher. "Dear Monarch" is part of the Traveling Stanzas project and was installed in recognition of th...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:47am
Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center presents the 14th annual Giving Voice performance on Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom featuring original poetry by local students (grades 3-12), international scholars, and Kent State University under...
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:47pm
Rita Dove visited the May Prentice House and spoke to the International Leadership in Education Program students who participated in World Poetry Workshops last spring in the May Prentice House. The students were so excited to meet the former U.S. Poet Laureate who gave them all...
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:25pm
Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host poet Rita Dove as part of the Fourth Annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading. The event is part of the 2014-2015 reading series and will take place on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free...
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:00am
For 30 years, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center has been encouraging new voices – locally, regionally and nationally – and bringing poetry to people’s everyday lives through readings, publications, workshops and scholarships. Now, the Wick Poetry Center, part of the Coll...
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:34pm
The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University has received a $33,472 grant from the Howard Atwood Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation. The grant project, titled “Encouraging New Voices,” is a collaborative initiative between the Wick Poetry Center and Akron Public Schools...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:34pm
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2014 Undergraduate and High School Poetry Scholarships! Michael Mlekoday, winner of the 2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, selected the undergraduate winners from a pool of truly remarkable finalists.   Undergraduate Winners 1st...

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