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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...

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...

Nicole Robinson

Wick Poetry Center assistant director departs, leaves legacy of passion and outreach

Isabel Kiefer June 27, 2017

Sitting on a grey exercise ball, Wick Poetry Center Assistant Director Nicole Robinson rocks back and forth, recalling her past eight years at the center.Robinson originally started at the center as the...

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 20, 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...

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