Engagement

The Wick Poetry Center is proud to collaborate with organizational and institutional partners, moving beyond disciplinary boundaries to offer programs and events that speak to the needs of specific communities. Read more about our recent collaborations below.

Over three hundred people visited the opening of the Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders exhibit at Summit ArtSpace. Poets and designers mingled with members of the Akron and Kent State University communities and shared their experiences in Traveling Stanzas workshops. Visitors shared in the power that poetry has to create intimate and inclusive spaces for all to tell their stories.

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The Wick Poetry Center was thrilled to join the Florida Philanthropic Network at their Statewide Summit on Philanthropy.

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Science Stanzas, a project of Traveling Stanzas, is an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. Partnering with poet and environmental spokesperson Jane Hirshfield, the Wick Poetry Center joined the marchers at the Teach-In on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

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The Wick Poetry Center joined leaders in the field of social change at the United Philanthropy Forum's annual conference in San Francisco to create meaningful dialogue on race and equity using poetry.

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Nursing Program at Kent State University, the community poem “Some Days” was scripted by David Hassler from poems written by College of Nursing students, faculty, staff, and alumni who participated in Healing Stanzas writing workshops.

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In a collaboration with the Oberlin College and Conservatory for the opening “The First 100+ Days” exhibition, the Wick Poetry Center joined “Home Affairs” in hosting an innovative poetry workshop.

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Wick Poetry Center teaching artists used Traveling Stanzas Emerge cards to help facilitate a conversation about health and the environment during the 2017 Kent State of Wellness summit.

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Since 2015 the Wick Poetry Center staff has worked with Florentine teachers and schoolchildren on a bilingual Traveling Stanzas project.

The Wick Poetry Center’s expert staff and teaching artists offer workshops and creative programs in locations across the country.

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

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