Traveling Stanzas

Traveling Stanzas

Encouraging new voices through creative tools and engaging experiences

Encouraging new voices through creative tools and engaging experiences

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featured projects

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featured project

Contribute to a Global Peace Poem

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.

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Bringing Stanzas
to the Public

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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
Erasure 
Poetry

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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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River Stanzas

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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.

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Chautauqua Poetry Makerspace

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The Chautauqua Institution has partnered with the Wick Poetry Center to create the Chautauqua Makerspace, located in the historic colonnade building on Bestor Plaza.

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Writing Across Borders at
Lakewood Public Library

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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.

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Poets for Science at
AWP 2019

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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.

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The Voice of 
Our Communities

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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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Our Exhibits

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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.

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“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

a place to pause

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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Telling Stories
Through Poetry

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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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Traveling Stanzas
Workshops

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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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