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If you’re at Kent Torch Fest today, stop by our table and write with us. We have emerge text (black out poetry) thread poems, and coloring pages. Stay for the ceremony to hear us read some poems!
We are excited to share our River Stanzas website for Educators and invite teachers to use the available tools and lesson plans to help students participate in the community conversation leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire. #RiverStanzas #CuyahogaRiver #riverburning #cuyahogaonfire #lessonplan https://travelingstanzas.com/educators/river-stanzas
We are wrapping up this semester’s #wcw with our very own, very talented intern @sarahmeadow313 . Sarah is a junior majoring in Integrated Language Arts & minoring in Creative Writing & Theatre Performance. Her favorite part of working with Wick is teaching at the Wick Juniors writing camp. She recently returned after a semester studying abroad in Leicester, England. She spends all her free time reading Shakespeare & working on sewing & costuming.
Congratulations to the winners of our undergraduate poetry scholarship contest. The first place winner is Maxwell Lizanich for “When We Packed Up the House.” The second place winner is Carrie George for “To My Mother and To Yours.” The third place winner is Cameron Gorman for “coventry.” And the honorable mention prize goes to Kelli Price Ellington for “A Poem for Moe.”
Our stupendous #wcw this week is @gemini6597 a soon to be alumna of the Wick, as she’s graduating in May! Alice found the Wick in the latter half of her junior year & can honestly say it’s been her best experience in college by far. She’s a little obsessed with MBTI results and is quite proud to be an ENFJ. In the fall she’ll be joining the Redbird family at @illinoisstateu ,working toward her MFA in poetry.
Happy Earth Day to everyone, including our own environmentally conscious #mcm ,the Wick’s Program & Outreach Manager, @c_j_malone who has recently published a chapbook “Questions About Circulation” with the @driftwoodpress (holding a reading at 7:30 tonight, with Jessica Jones & her new chapbook “Bitterroot”, 2nd floor of the KSU library) Here’s what some of the interns had to say about Charlie: . “I’ve joked before about getting “talk to Charlie” tattooed on my hand because of how many times I need to remind myself to talk to Charlie. It is likely that I would not have survived these past three years without him.”— @carriegeorgephoto . “Charlie is the chill uncle of the Wick Poetry Center. You can always take a seat in his office and talk about anything rather than doing homework. Around him, it’s okay to not get things done every once in a while.”— @mariahhhh_j . “Charlie positively radiates earnest concern & care for everyone he comes in contact with. He’s extremely easy to talk with & has a natural talent for fixing problems. For me, he’s been a consistent presence, one that’s helped me in getting where I am & where I’m going.”— @gemini6597
Happy Earth Day! On Saturday, we participated in the Who's Your Mama Earth Day Festival. Students from local elementary schools and our Wick Juniors camp read their poems about the Cuyahoga River.
As the sun sets we have another fantastic #wcw , the senior academic program director at the Wick, @budajest . Dr. Jessica Jewell is responsible for the continued homeostasis of the Wick. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and literary magazines, her chapbook, Slap Leather, was published by dancing girl press. Here’s what a few interns (and our grad student had to say about Dr. Jewell: . “Dr. Jessica Jewell is the pillar; the quiet force that powers the engine. “ — @sonyquasimodo . “Jessica might be the only person in the Wick house who actually knows what’s going on at all times. We would be 100% lost without her.”— @carriegeorgephoto . “Jessica is the calm and collected shore in the high energy the Wick tends to emit. It’s like we’re assured a productive day whenever she graces her office.”— @gemini6597
It’s another gorgeous, and sunny, #wcw And this time we’re bringing the talented @schellregan to your scrolling attention this Wednesday afternoon! Regan is a senior English lit major with minors in creative writing & political science. She’s been writing ever since she could pick up a pencil. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog, Nugget, & reading tarot.
It’s the wind down of another Monday which means it’s time for another magnificent #mcm . Today is another staff member of the Wick, @dhassle1 , the Director and driving force behind many activities in which we get involved. He’s pictured here with his wonderful wife Lynn and their two children, Ella and Simon. Here’s what a few interns had to say about David: . “David is someone who always brings a bright energy into the room -- speaking to him about an idea or a hope regarding Wick is speaking to someone who can already see that vision as an exciting reality. His passion for the written word is evident in the way he supports the love of language & art in the community."— @camcgorman . “David is the long lost cousin of the Wick Poetry Center. Every time he comes around, he makes a statement entrance and makes sure to let you know that he’ll be back again… someday.” — @mariahhhh_j . “There’s a reason why David is our fearless leader; he’s a colossus of positive energy & creative passion—also of height & coffee intake. He’s someone who commands attention by just entering a room. David knows exactly how to connect with you & finds the best way to create a connection with anyone he encounters.”— @gemini6597
Alright, folks, it’s that wonderful time of year again when we open registration for the Wick Juniors Summer Camp. Open for budding writers and poets, grades 3-12, it’s from July 31st to August 4th in partnership with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Spaces are limited, so if you or someone you know is interested please use the url in our post to read a little more about what we do there and register for this super exciting trip into poetry and nature. . . . https://wickpoetrycenter.submittable.com/submit/134568/2019-wick-juniors-summer-camp
A very happy #wcw to everyone this sunny April afternoon! Today we’re mixing it up a little & introducing the first of our absolutely superb staff. Headlining this change is the wonderful @gyorgyimihalyi the Assistant Director and Marketing Specialist of the Wick Center. Here’s what a few of the interns had to say about Gyorgyi: . “She has a big heart & is always trying to feed people. I feel like she takes the time to ask how you’re doing & I appreciate that because we’re always running around. She does a lot of behind the scenes work & doesn’t always get recognized for it.” — @valerieroyzman . “Gyorgyi is always the first to make me a cup of tea when I’m stressed out, just knowing that I could use some help before starting the day. She has one of the funniest, dry senses of humor that I know; it’s always a blast just to chat with her for a while.”— @gemini6597 . “Gyorgyi is the mom of the Wick Poetry Center. She is always ready with cookies, cupcakes, and hugs whenever you need them.”— @carriegeorgephoto . Photo Credit: Melissa Olson
Our very first #mcm is Political Science & Philosophy major @steven_tsm Enthralled by the difficult questions in life, Steven loves poetry, art & music. He aspires to be like his favorite philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, besides the whole going crazy part. He thinks the Wick has been a place to meet great people who care deeply about poetry.