Bringing poetry to everyday lives.

Mapping Akron Celebration
Over the last two years, we have worked with the Akron community on our Mapping Akron initiative.
Dear Ukraine at Washington National Cathedral
In recognition of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Wick Poetry Center is pleased to announce the installation of the Dear Ukraine global community poem exhibit in the Washington National Cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.
Poets for Science at the National Academy of Sciences
An installation of the Poets for Science exhibit is on view at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. from March 27, 2023 to September 8, 2023.
CVNP Poetic Toolkit
This Poetic Toolkit invites teachers, writers, and community members to consider the stories of the first people in the valley, imagine the shaping of this place in geologic time, and reflect on the human history of the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Dear Ukraine at Severance Hall
In collaboration with the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America, the School of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kent State University, and Severance Hall
Poets for Science: March for Science Education Summit
The Wick Poetry Center excitedly joined with the March for Science and Poets for Science (founded by Jane Hirshfield) to bring creative expressive writing this past summer to the SIGNS Summit in Chicago.
Big Read Northeast Ohio
An interactive online poetry project featuring Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise, curated by Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson
Global Vaccine Poem
Dear Vaccine is a global community poem, inviting all to share their voices to promote COVID-19 vaccination through the imaginative language of poetry.

Our Mission

Encouraging new voices through creative tools and engaging experiences


“The arts tell our stories, who we are and where we as a community are going. Traveling Stanzas is a wonderful example of that.”

Victoria Rogers, VP Arts, Knight Foundation

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