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Wick Poetry Center celebrates “Mapping Akron” event

Avery Savage, TV2 Reporter March 17, 2023

"Mapping Akron" is one of many community outreach programs through Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center. The event showcased live poetry readings from Akron residents and brought a sense of community to those...

Members of Afrobeat dance group Asé Xpressions perform to a piece called “Fem” on Monday, May 2 at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Kent State students, staff perform at Severance Music Hall in honor of May 4

Morgan McGrath, Senior Reporter May 3, 2022

Blue lights lit the backdrop at Cleveland’s Severance Hall as performers entered the stage on Monday, May 2. The audience sat in three collective rows – on the floor, or in the two balcony sections...

Wick Poetry

Music and poetry event to commemorate 50th anniversary of May 4

As the spring semester begins, it brings with it the 50th anniversary of the May 4 shootings. The Wick Poetry Center issued a national call for poems centered around the themes of peace, conflict transformation...

Grant Fletcher, an adjunct visual communication design professor, looks at Emerge poems created by visitors of the Traveling Stanzas exhibit in Taylor Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2019.

Wick Poetry Center celebrates 10 years of its ‘Traveling Stanzas’ project

Alexandra Sobczak February 5, 2019

This pencil is a rope  that pulls my heart and brain  onto the paper.  This pencil is a ladder  I climb to heaven.Third-grader Hei Nay Tha wrote these words, which hang on a poster designed by...

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OPINION: You don’t have to be an expert

Cameron Gorman September 24, 2018

Recently, during a recording of a new radio show and podcast from Luna Negra and Brainchild, two literary arts journals here on Kent’s campus (Writer’s BlockCast), I joined some of my peers in a conversation...

The evolution of African-American poetry

Faith Riggs May 5, 2018

A slow walk to the mic.A quick glimpse of the audience before a few moments of truth.“As long as I’m comfortable with what I’ve written,” said Kaela Staples-Still, a senior theatre studies major...

Poetry and art from incarcerated individuals are displayed at the FJ Kluth Art Gallery. 

Poetry and art helps incarcerated individuals reclaim their humanity

Madison MacArthur February 4, 2018

“We are Human. We Write.”The slogan represents ID13, a project that displays poetry and art made by incarcerated individuals at Lake Erie Correctional Institution.The display was co-founded by Halle...

Founding director of Wick Poetry Center returns to Kent State

Cameron Gorman November 9, 2017

Maggie Anderson, the founding director of the Wick Poetry Center gave a reading of her poetry, on topics from biographical elements of her own life to drone warfare, Wednesday night.“I think there's...

Poetry reading to spotlight 2016 Wick Poetry Prize winner

Cameron Gorman September 3, 2017

A poetry reading featuring the evocative, imagery-rich work of the 2016 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize winner will be held Sept. 19. Baltimore-born poet Christine Gosnay, the winner of the Wick Poetry...

Kent States Golden Reflections dance squad performs during its 4th annual Valentines show in the Kiva on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. 

Golden Reflections dance team hosts annual Valentine’s show

Quaylyn Hairston February 10, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just several days away, Kent State's Golden Reflections, an on-campus dance team known for its sexy performances, held its 4th Annual Valentine’s Day showcase Thursday night...

Walter Wick

Wick Poetry Center co-founder dies at 85

Benjamin VanHoose January 3, 2017

Walter Wick, a driving force of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, passed away Christmas morning in his Arizona home. Wick, 85, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.Wick, along with his brother...

11/17/16 Traveling Stanzas

Traveling Stanzas poetry reading unites cultures

Emma Keating November 16, 2016

Cultures united at the third annual World Poetry Reading Tuesday night in the wake of a divisive election season.Kent community members from all over the world participated in the reading, an event seeking...

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