The Wick Poetry Center invites people from around the world to contribute a line or stanza to a global community peace poem titled “My Voice” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kent State University’s May 4 shootings.
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.
Expanding on the centuries old technique of erasure poetry, Emerge prompts users to write poetry using seminal texts as inspiration.
River Stanzas: A Collective Dreaming of the Cuyahoga opened at the KSU Downtown Gallery in Kent, Ohio to dream the next 50 years of the Cuyahoga River.
The Chautauqua Institution has partnered with the Wick Poetry Center to create the Chautauqua Makerspace, located in the historic colonnade building on Bestor Plaza.
In partnership with Lakewood Public Library, the Wick Poetry Center was proud to bring the Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders exhibit to the Lakewood community.
The Poets for Science pop-up exhibit stopped by AWP 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Curated by Jane Hirshfield, the collection explores the intersection of poetry and science.
The Writing Across Borders Exhibit celebrates the diverse cultural identity of our democracy and encourages communities to tell their stories through poetry.
Through our exhibits, we facilitate cross-cultural, intergenerational conversations through poetry and design—offering people of all ages opportunities to share their voices across the divisions of language, age, and culture.
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.
Traveling Stanzas can shape a better future by inspiring creative and healing conversations in a society that feels increasingly isolated and divided.
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.