Wick Poetry Center News

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 8:09am
Update: The Global Vaccine Poem project is finding success with more than 1,900 submissions so far from more than 100 countries. The project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 12:37pm
The Global Vaccine Poem, launched in early April by Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center and the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center, has grown to more than 1,700 stanzas submitted by people in all 50 states and 89 countries.  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, at his May 17 news br...
Dear Vaccine
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 11:49am
Global Vaccine Poem
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:00am
A new project combines public health, the written word and sociology. It was a collaborative idea created in two separate universities, both inspired by San Antonio poet Naomi Shihab Nye. “The poem project has been started by two masterminds at the ...
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 4:11pm
KENT, OH- ​The Wick Poetry Center is proud to announce its collaboration with the Poetry Coalition, in the month of March 2021, to promote the theme of environmental justice in poetry. The Poetry Coalition’s annual...
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:38am
We are thrilled to announce that Ellene Glenn Moore is the winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, judged by Richard Blanco, for her book HOW BLOOD WORKS. Ellene will receive $2500 and a one-week fellowship to lead a creative writing workshop at Kent State University in the...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 9:51am
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration features David Hassler, director of Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center, who is sharing the poem, “Thank You, Tree.”  
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 10:04am
Kent State University is launching a series of videos showcasing the talents of our faculty and staff aimed at providing an uplifting respite from the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 3:30pm
The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University are launching Earth Stanzas, an interactive poetry project in honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22....
Earth Stanzas
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:48pm
The Wick Poetry Center and Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary launch Earth Stanzas, an interactive online Earth Day Poetry Project April 19, 2020 Kent, OH / New York, NY