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Hal Walker and David Hassler perform a song at the 16th annual Giving Voice poetry event, hosted by the Wick Poetry Center. Third through 12th-grade students attended the poetry reading, and shared the work they created in collaboration with Kent State students in the Wick Outreach Program.

Wick Poetry Center encourages young poets at annual Giving Voice event

Lyric Aquino May 3, 2017

Kent State's Wick Poetry Center hosted its 16th annual Giving Voice poetry reading Wednesday, showcasing the talent of young writers after completing a two-month program with Kent State students.Reeco...

Wick Poetry Center hosts reading for scholarship winners, students

Lyric Aquino March 22, 2017

The Wick Poetry Center held its annual "Celebrating Our Own" poetry' reading Wednesday, composed of poets currently active within the center and the 2016 poetry scholarship winners.Throughout the night,...

The “Ode to My Body poem” was written by a 12th-grade class at the Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna as part of the “Traveling Stanzas” program. Designed by Kent State graduate Erin Stearns.

Kent State nursing students use poetry to help cope in nursing profession

Abigail Winternitz February 19, 2017

The Wick Poetry Center hosted “Healing Stanzas," a workshop hosted in celebration of the College of Nursing’s 50th anniversary.The workshop is a part of the Wick Poetry Center’s “Traveling Stanzas”...

College of Nursing, Wick Poetry Center host ‘Healing Stanzas’

Abigail Winternitz February 7, 2017

The Kent State College of Nursing and the Wick Poetry Center are partnering up throughout the next few weeks to bring students and faculty the “Healing Stanzas” poetry workshop.The program consists...

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...

Wick Poetry Center holds reading centered around culture

Jillian Holness April 22, 2016

The Intercultural Communication Society at Kent State engaged in an international conversation through sharing poetry, songs and dance at the Wick Poetry Center on Friday.Jensen Hykes, a junior communication...

Wick Poetry Center receives grant to grow Traveling Stanzas project

Jillian Holness April 2, 2016

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University received a $125,000 grant from the John. S and James L. Knight Foundation in March during a ceremony at the Akron Civic Theatre as part of the Knight Arts...

Assistant Director of the Wick Poetry Center Nikki Robinson says a few words before authors Brian Brodeur and Diana Lueptow are introduced on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

Full house for Wick Poetry Reading Series

Olivia Minnier March 5, 2016

Despite several location changes, the basement of the Wick Poetry Center was filled with people ready to hear local authors Brian Brodeur and Diana Leuptow read their chapbooks "Local Fauna" and "Little...

Wick Poetry Center offering $1000 scholarship through Honors College

Zak Kinkaid February 25, 2016

The Wick Poetry Center will offer a $1,000 scholarship award in March to be used in the 2016 fall semester for students in the Honors College.The scholarship is to be awarded to the best poem and each...

German international student Yannik Cartsensen recites his poetry at the Celebrating Our Own Scholarship Reading in the Rockwell Hall auditorium. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.

Annual scholarship poetry readings showcased students’ talent

Jillian Holness February 10, 2016

The Wick Poetry Center hosted its annual Stan and Tom Wick poetry scholarship reading on Thursday evening at Rockwell Auditorium.The reading showcases poetry from undergraduate and high school scholarship...

Ilya Kaminsky headlines last poetry reading of semester

Keisha Burley December 4, 2015

The Wick Poetry Center held its last poetry reading of the semester, headlined by Russian-born poet Ilya Kaminsky, in room 306 of the Student Center Thursday night.Kaminsky read his own poems, starting...

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