Wick Poetry Center to hold annual scholarship readings


The Wick Poetry Center on the night of Dec. 1, 2015.

Jillilan Holness

The Wick Poetry Center will host their annual undergraduate scholarship poetry reading, “Celebrating Our Own” on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rockwell Auditorium.

The reading will feature the winners of the 2015 scholarship, chosen by poet Oliver Bendorf, winner of the 2013 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize for his book “The Spectral Wilderness.”

According to a press release, the winners are Corinne Engber, a junior english major, Lindsay Miraglia, a senior english major and intern at the Wick Poetry Center, and recent Kent State graduate Tyler Etchell.

Nicole Robinson, assistant director of the Wick Poetry Center, said the winners will read their winning poem along with other poetry for 5 minutes during the event.

The scholarship, founded in 1984, established the Wick Poetry Center.

“It was in honor and memory of Stan and Tom Wick,” Robinson said. “It was to award students for their creativity and encourage their voices and help for their tuition costs based on their creative talents.” 

The winners are selected solely on their poems and not on their GPAs.

“It’s important for faculty and staff to hear the talent that we have here at Kent State,” Robinson said.

The event is free to the public.

To learn more about the Wick Poetry Center, visit www.kent.edu/wick

Jillian Holness is the humanities reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected]