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Introducing Wick’s weekly #wcw starting with out with our wonderful intern, @carriegeorgephoto Carrie is a senior journalism major with a writing minor, from a tiny town in Maryland called Bel Air. She has worked for both @lunanegramagazine and @brainchild_magazine while rediscovering her love of poetry. One day, Carrie would like to make a career out of teaching poetry.
Join interns Carrie George and Cameron Gorman in the Wick Poetry attic TODAY from 11:00-12:00 for Wick Weekly, an informal writing workshop.
The 2019 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize is now open for submissions (link in bio). The final manuscripts will be judged by the incredible @ndinn . The winning manuscript will be published by The Kent State University Press in 2020 and the author will be invited to give a reading with Natalie Diaz on the Kent State campus in 2020. #poetry #firstbook #firstpoetrybook #poetrymatters #kentstate #submittoday Photo credit: Alonso Parra
This past Thursday we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of our collaboration with Valora Renicker and her VCD students on the Traveling Stanzas project. The night was a wonderful collaboration of design and poetry. We thank everyone who came and everyone who spoke about their work on the project. Not to worry if you missed it, the exhibit in Taylor Hall Gallery on the second floor is open to the public and will be open until February 21, 11am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday. We hope to see you there! Photo credit to @carriegeorgephoto
What is your favorite Mary Oliver poem? Let’s celebrate her magnificent life with her lovely words. Mary Oliver, 1935-2019 Photo: © Mariana Cook
This fall, we collaborated with Professor @fosta1918 and his students in the “Art of the Book” course. Each student was given a poem from our Traveling Stanzas Collection featuring the voices of refugees and immigrants and their children. The poems represent outreach conducted in Akron’s North Hill neighborhood with our partners at Urban Vision and the International Institute of Akron. Students designed these books around a single poem of their choice from this collection. The range and diversity of approaches to creating these stunning one of a kind books is delightful. Take a look at the gallery of their work. @kentstateschoolofart #collaboration #artofthebook #northhill #thankyouArron!
The Wick Poetry Center’s annual World Poetry Reading is a performance by Kent State’s international students, staff, and faculty. Each of the fifteen participants will read a poem of their choosing in English and their native language. Just some of the featured countries include: Bolivia, Germany, Rwanda, Kazakhstan, and Oman. The event is open and free to all.
Words nerds and poetry enthusiasts: Come out TOMORROW at 7:30 p.m. for Celebrating Our Own and an open-mic reading. The event will be in the Kent Student Center (Room 306 ABC).🌟
Here’s a snap from last night’s Poets + Painters reception and reading at Group Ten Gallery✨What a great turnout!