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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...

Library reference services staff member Joy Leavy reads The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe during the Halloween Kent Reads program in the library Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Kent Reads with Constance Longmire

Olivia Young November 3, 2014

On Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Wick Poetry Area, Constance Longmire will be the discussing her book, “I Miss Talking To You,” at the upcoming Kent Reads event.Longmire is the community involvement...

Wick Poetry Center hosts reading, Q&A with award-winning poet

Alyssa Schmitt October 27, 2014

The Wick Poetry Center is co-sponsoring a free poetry reading by award-winning poet Shara McCallum with the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program (NEOMFA) Oct. 29 in 306 of the Kent Student Center...

Award-winning poet Mark Doty gives a brief introduction before reciting poems as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Wick Poetry Center Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in the Kiva.

University, community celebrates the opening of the Wick Poetry Center’s new home

Alyssa Schmitt September 26, 2014

President Beverly Warren said she had the honor of recognizing the force of good the Wick Poetry Center has had on the university and Kent community at the official opening of the May Prentice House as...

Sam Chronister, junior psychology major, reads his poetry at Scribbles on Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014. Scribbles is now hosting a poetry night once a month.

Poetry Reading Series at Scribbles looks to grow

Andrew Keiper September 24, 2014

Scribbles Coffee in downtown Kent was host to a night of live poetry readings by Kent State University students Saturday."The whole point was to give friends and the Kent community a public forum for poetry,"...

Wick Poetry Center Anniversary

Alyssa Schmitt September 22, 2014

The Wick Poetry Center will be celebrating a variety of events from Sept. 25-27.The Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize reading will take place on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. On Sept. 26, the ribbon cutting ceremony...

First Jewish Studies conference comes to Kent

Haley Keding September 11, 2014

The 26th Annual Midwest Jewish Studies Association Academic Conference will take place in Kent for the first time on Sept. 14-15.The program will welcome 30 scholars and professionals from Turkey, Austria,...

The Wick Poetry Centers garden

A bridge to the community

Alyssa Schmitt September 4, 2014

When the third floor of Satterfield Hall became too crowded to contain all the opportunities the Wick Poetry Center holds, the center expanded elsewhere: to a house located at the end of the Esplanade.  “The...

Wick Poetry Center relocating to May Prentice House

Kristen Kobe August 2, 2014

The Wick Poetry Center will soon officially relocate into the May Prentice House along the University Esplanade near Lincoln Street.  The new center is the first building to be built along the esplanade...

Wick Poetry Center hosts Poet Martin Espada

Jason Meek April 22, 2014

Poet and activist Martín Espada will speak  Thursday as a part of Kent State’s Symposium on Democracy.Espada will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the KIVA, presenting a speech titled “The Unacknowledged Legislator:...

New Poetry Park to house the Wick Poetry Center

Jason Meek March 18, 2014

Construction will begin soon on the new Poetry Park, the new home of the Wick Poetry Center.The Poetry Park will be located along the Esplanade near Lincoln Street in between campus and downtown Kent.David...

Wick Poetry Center hosts live poetry reading

Jason Meek March 9, 2014

California poet Lisa Coffman will give a live poetry reading in Kent at Last Exit Books at 124 E. Main St. on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.The reading is hosted by the Wick Poetry Center and will feature...

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