Wick Students

 

Carrie George

Graduate Fellow and First year NEOMFA studentCarrie George

Her favorite poem is "Moving North" by Ann Deacon.

"We are heading

both of us north. The cold, I hear,

is shriveling, the cold bites back. 

Even in this lush midway state I feel

a touch of gangrene on my hither leg,

some deadlier hermit fiddling in my brain."


Isaiah Hunt

Graduate Outreach Assistant and First Year NEOMFA student
Isaiah Hunt

His favorite poem is "Some Tomorrow" by Sun Ra. 

 

 

 

 


Dorisha Hendrix

Junior English major with a creative writing minor
Dorisha Hendrix

"Without a Sound" by Dorisha Hendrix

 

In your arms I slept 

Tucked away between the fabrics of our love

Rested on cotton sheets

And since I can't forget 

 

In that moment I was whole

In that moment were only us 

Silenced in bliss

Tucked away between my lips

How much I've longed for this 

 

Out in the universe we fell at rest

Stardust filling my soul with your galaxy

Rain falling upon the window sill

In your arms I am healed


Taylor Shivers

OUTREACH PROGRAMMING | MAJOR IN GLOBAL STUDIES

 
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Her favorite poem is "A Postcard" by Lang Leav

 

 

 


Caitie Young

STUDENT WORKER | SENIOR ENGLISH MAJOR WITH A MINOR IN CREATIVE WRITING
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Their favorite poem is “December” by Michael Miller or “Having a Coke with You” by Frank O’Hara.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rebecca Cybulski 

OUTREACH PROGRAMMING | senior majoring in english and literature

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The most rewarding part of interning for the Wick Poetry Center is finding news and exciting ways to teach poetry for the participants at Meadowbrook. At Meadowbrook, the participants have exceptionalities ranging from learning disorders to cognitive disabilities; our poetry lessons, therefore, must be inspiring--they must never fail to capture the attention of my audience. Our lessons always take different twists and turns-- that's why I’m excited to come back every week. We laugh, we cry, we question and we expand the boundaries of what poetry is or what poetry looks like. My journey at Meadowbrook has taught me to listen more than I speak, to smell the scents that seem indescribable, to somehow link poetry to cookies (much too often) and to find hope tucked away in the smallest of corners. I love poetry; even more, I love how poetry harnesses the power to connect me with my community and perpetuates my relationship with my life-long friends at Meadowbrook. 

Favorite Poem: To Francisco X. Alarcón (1954–2016) By Eduardo C. Corral 
“...Some Mesoamerican elders/ believed there’s a fifth direction./ Not the sky or the ground/ but the person right next to you./…”
 

 


Sadie Schlegel 

Junior English major and creative writing minor
Sadie Schlegel

"Title It Poetry" by Sadie Schlegel 

 

It starts with a simple idea,

Drawn out lightly in pencil,

Then covered in broad strokes

Of basic color,

Boldly confident.

 

It may look rough

With harsh edges

And mistakes,

But it’s loved.

 

With gentle care

And a thin tipped brush

Pressed into the canvas,

Details begin to create refined life.

 

Colors are carefully selected,

Each adding to the texture,

Portraying the intended emotion

As it falls further and further away

From the first image in my head.

 

Layer upon layer of acrylic,

Paint caked under my nails,

Bristles askew,

I’m finally satisfied with my painting

 

But before it’s done,

I title it Poetry.


Mack Shaffer

Freshman English Major
Mack Shaffer

Her favorite poems are “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota” by James Wright, “Relax” by Ellen Bass, or Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 60.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Toni Costa

INTERN | ENGLISH MAJOR WITH MINOR IN ITALIAN
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Her favorite poem is God’s Grandeur by Gerald Manley Hopkins 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Terra Kincy

Junior Engineering Technology major
Terra Kincy

Her favorite poem is "He Remembers Forgotten Beauty," by William Butler Yeats.

"But flame on flame, and deep on deep,
Throne over throne where in half sleep,
Their swords upon their iron knees,
Brood her high lonely mysteries."

 


Brook Wyers

MARKETING INTERN | SENIOR ENGLISH MAJOR CREATIVE WRITING MINOR 
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Brook’s favorite poets include Felicia Zamora  and Claudia Rankine. 

 

 

 

 


 

Gabriella Clingman

STUDENT WORKER | SENIOR MAJORING IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH 

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Their favorite poem is “Fear Poem, or I Give You Back” by Joy Harjo..

 

 

 

 

 


Shannon McMaster

STUDENT WORKER | SENIOR ANTHROPOLOGY (ARCHAEOLOGY) MAJOR MINOR IN ART HISTORY

 
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Her favorite poem is "Paper People" by Harry Baker. 

 

 

 

 

 


Patrick Moorman

outreach programming | Junior integrated language arts major
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His favorite poem is "Corsons Inlet" by A.R. Ammons.