Traveling Stanzas

Encouraging new voices through creative tools and engaging experiences

Encouraging new voices through creative tools and engaging experiences

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Traveling Stanzas is born from the belief that poetry
is for the people.
Encouraging new voices through creative tools and engaging experiences
Encouraging new voices through creative tools and engaging experiences
Encouraging new voices through creative tools and engaging experiences

“Traveling Stanzas […] reminds us why we fell in love with poetry to begin with, it lights up the darkness of which we have plenty, it brilliantly restores the magic of language and hope and connection.”

“Traveling Stanzas […] reminds us why we fell in love with poetry to begin with, it lights up the darkness of which we have plenty, it brilliantly restores the magic of language and hope and connection.”

Naomi Shihab Nye, poet and educator

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We turn to poetry to give voice to what is troubling us, to honor what we love, to make sense of our lives, to remember our past, and to commemorate what we’ve lost. From the Italian, stanza means a room—a place to pause. Indeed, Traveling Stanzas offers individuals moments of pause, pockets of time, with which to slow down and reflect on their lives, their city, and a shared experience of their community.

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The Traveling Stanzas Map allows people to visit public displays, hear a poem read by a poet, and receive walking or driving directions to each location.

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Expanding on the centuries old technique of erasure poetry, Emerge prompts users to write poetry using seminal texts as inspiration.

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Science Stanzas reached a global audience of over 1,400 visitors from every continent to inspire meaningful discourse at the intersection of science and creativity.

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Bringing together voices of the Kent State nursing program including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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The Writing Across Borders Exhibit celebrates the diverse cultural identity of our democracy and encourages communities to tell their stories through poetry.

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The Writing Across Borders exhibit will open from January 19–February 17 at Summit Artspace in Akron, Ohio.

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Traveling Stanzas can shape a better future by inspiring creative and healing conversations in a society that feels increasingly isolated and divided.

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Our expert staff and teaching artists offer workshops and creative programs in locations across the country.

Traveling Stanzas community arts projects bring poetry to people’s everyday lives through innovative methods and digital platforms.

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