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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 11, 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...

Wick Poetry Center ‘gives voice’ to local grade students

Aaron Corpora April 29, 2015

Kent State's Wick Poetry Center hosted its 14th annual Giving Voice performance in the Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday night.The performance, which features original poetry by local students grades...

Kent Reads event to host Michael Roden

Nick Boone April 20, 2015

The Wick Poetry Corner on the second floor of the University Library will host a Kent Reads event with author Michael Roden on April 22 from 3 to 4 p.m.Roden will discuss his book, “The Enlightened Christian:...

Mindy Farmer, director of the May 4 Visitors Center, speaks to participants in a workshop about overcoming trauma through creative writing. The event was held at the Wick Poetry Center on April 6, 2015.

Wick Poetry Center, May 4 Visitors Center find clarity through poetry

Payton Moore April 6, 2015

With May 4’s 45th anniversary of the May 4th 1970's shooting less than a month away, the May 4 Visitors Center and Wick Poetry Center joined to discuss what trauma really is and how to nurture it and...

Former US Poet Laureate visits Kent State

Aaron Corpora April 4, 2015

Akron native and former United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove visited Kent State on Thursday as part of the Wick Poetry Center's reading series.Dove spent the day touring the Kent State campus, meeting...

Wick Poetry Center looks forward to spring semester

Aaron Corpora February 4, 2015

The little house on the Kent State University Esplanade is planning for an eventful spring.The Wick Poetry Center, which opened its doors this past fall, will host the first of many series of poetry readings...

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KSU faculty members awarded Oral History Association Award for Work on May 4, 1970 Voices documentary

Alyssa Schmitt December 4, 2014

Two Kent State faculty members were awarded the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Non-print Format Award for their documentary film, “May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970.”David Hassler,...

International students express ideas of friendship through poetry

Chelsea Graff November 21, 2014

Kent State international students shared their ideas of friendship through poetry Thursday night at the “International Coffees and International Poetry: A Winning Combination” at the Wick Poetry Center.The...

Laurent Che, 22, performs his spoken word piece at the first Poetry Slam presented by The Wick Poetry Center, Black United Students and Luna Negra Magazine on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Around 20 student poets performed to a full theater in Oscar-Richie Hall.

Poetry event slams students with perspective on spoken word

Anthony Didion November 21, 2014

The Wick Poetry Center hosted its first poetry slam with the help of Luna Negra Magazine and Black United Students on Thursday night.Audience members filled The African Community Theatre in Oscar Ritchie...

Poetry Slam set to bring different artists in one stage

Anthony Didion November 19, 2014

The Wick Poetry Center will host its first ever poetry slam on Thursday Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the African Community Theatre of Oscar Ritchie Hall.The event will consist of more than 20 poets reading or...

Wick Poetry Center poetry reading by Maj Ragain

Alyssa Schmitt November 11, 2014

Maj Ragain will be reading in the Wick Poetry Center’s poetry reading series Nov. 12 in Room 306 of the student center at 7:30 p.m.“Maj Ragain has taught at Kent State for over forty years,” said...

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