Sr. Director, Academic Programs
Jessica Jewell is the author of three collections of poetry including Slap Leather (dancing girl press), Sisi and the Girl from Town (Finishing Line Press) and Dust Runner (Finishing Line Press). She is also an editor of two collections: Speak a Powerful Magic (Kent State University Press) and I Hear the World Sing (Kent State University Press). Jewell is currently the senior academic program director for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, where she also earned her PhD in higher education administration and an MFA in poetry. Her academic writing has been published most recently in the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education and Inside Higher Education. Her poetry has appeared in Cider Press Review, American Poetry Journal, and Nimrod among others. Jewell lives in northeast Ohio.
Assistant Director, Marketing
Györgyi Mihályi is the assistant director of marketing at the Wick Poetry Center and International Programs and Education Abroad in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with an Internationalization certificate from Kent State University as well as BA in English Literature from the University of Szeged and a BA in Business Administration from Kent State University. She is currently a doctoral student in Higher Education Administration at Kent State. She is originally from Szeged, Hungary.
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Program and Outreach Manager
Charles Malone is a Northeastern Ohio native who earned his BA and MA from Kent State before working on his MFA at Colorado State University. While in Colorado, Charlie taught poetry in the schools with Literacy Through Poetry and served on the staff of the Colorado Review and Matter Journal. In collaboration with Wolverine Farm Publishing, Charlie edited the anthology A Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park. His writing has appeared in Salfront, Sugar House Review, Phoebe, Harpur Palate, The Laurel Review, Boneshaker, and Permafrost. He is also the author of the chapbook Questions about Circulation from Driftwood Press and the full-length collection Working Hypothesis from Finishing Line Press.
Carrie George is an MFA candidate for poetry at the Northeast Ohio MFA program. She has a BS in journalism from Kent State University. As Wick Poetry Center graduate fellow, she works with visiting writers and teaches poetry workshops throughout the community. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her work has appeared on Poets.org and in journals including sidereal magazine, The Emerson Review, Gordon Square Review, and Watershed Review. She currently lives in Akron, OH with a 140-pound St. Bernard.