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The Listening Wall set to be released in October

Ryanne Locker September 12, 2019

David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, said the Traveling Stanzas Listening Wall is set to be finished and ready for the public by the end of October as part of the May 4 Memorial.The Listening...

David Hassler, the director of Wick Poetry Center, and Jane Hirshfield, a famous poet, converse at the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Portland, Oregon, Thursday, March 28, 2019. 

Wick partners with Academy of American Poets to introduce ‘Emerge’ on

Alexandra Sobczak March 22, 2019

The Wick Poetry Center is partnering with the Academy of American Poets to launch a web-based version of their program, “Emerge,” on, according to a press release.Emerge is a digital tool...

Description of “Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders at the exhibits entrance at Taylor Hall.

A celebration of immigrant experiences

Molly Heideman March 6, 2019

Lakewood Public Library will display the Wick Poetry Center’s “Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders” exhibit to celebrate immigrants’ stories in the community. “Traveling Stanzas” is...

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...

Wick Poetry Center holds first reading at Akron Art Museum

Megan Shovestull September 16, 2018

The Wick Poetry Center gathered with Urban Vision students and members of the International Institute of Akron at the Akron Art Museum on Thursday for the first reading series of the 2018-19 school year.Urban...

Writing the Body event brings Wick Poetry Center, Women’s Center together

Caroline Henneman March 18, 2018

“Gender … doesn’t … come … naturally,” begins the blackout poem of a Kent State student writing about her experience with her sexuality.“Girls … worry … about being likeable,” writes...

Sony Ton-Aime teaches students how to use words to describe how they feel.

A man with a vision: Sony Ton-Aime

Caroline Henneman February 24, 2018

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center provides a creative outlet for the Akron refugee and immigrant community through its "Traveling Stanzas" project.North Hill, Akron, is home to a wide variety...

The Kent State Orchestra highlights student talent

Caroline Henneman February 17, 2018

The Kent State University Orchestra performed Feb. 16 to highlight student talent from the annual concerto competition held in November at Cartwright Hall.Director Jungho Kim led the Kent State Orchestra...

Wick Poetry Center hosts World Poetry Reading installment

Caroline Henneman January 26, 2018

Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center hosts another installment to the World Poetry Reading series on Feb. 14.  Speakers from 15 different countries will come to recite poetry from their respected country...

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...

Examples of black-out poetry sit on a table for an activity hosted by the Wick Poetry during the Kent Creativity Festival in downtown Kent on Saturday, Sept, 30, 2017.

Wick Poetry Center unites poets of all ages, tells community tale at Creativity Festival

Cameron Gorman September 30, 2017

As crowds descended on the 2017 Kent Creativity Festival Saturday morning, the Wick Poetry Center was bustling with its own interactive offering to the event.“Well, this is the second annual Creativity...

Poet Christine Gosnay speaks at the Wick Poetry Prize reading at the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Poets applaud 2016 Wick Poetry Prize winner at reading, workshop

Cameron Gorman September 20, 2017

Christine Gosnay, the 2016 winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, stood at a wooden podium in front of a quiet room of spectators. The lights were dimmed, and the atmosphere was heavy with anticipation...

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