In honor of the Wick Poetry Center’s 40th anniversary, we invite you to join us for a celebration at Kent State University. Over two days and three nights of festivities, our keynote speakers, Padraig Ó Tuama, Naomi Shihab Nye, Jane Hirshfield, and Adrian Matejka will give readings and host engaging panels.

Each day Wick Poetry Center staff will guide attendees through generative writing workshops and immersive tours of interactive exhibits centered around the themes of Poetry & Healing, Science, Peace, and Social Justice. As we celebrate four decades of creativity and community, we are also delighted to feature poet and founding director Maggie Anderson, along with our accomplished Wick prize-winning authors.

Anniversary Website