In 1984 Robert Wick, a sculptor and former art department faculty member at Kent State University, and his brother, Walter Wick, established the Wick Poetry Center in memory of their sons Stan (1962–1980) and Tom (1956–1973). Today the Wick Poetry Center encourages new voices by promoting opportunities for individuals and communities locally, regionally and nationally. Wick engages emerging and established poets and poetry audiences through readings, publications, workshops and scholarship opportunities.

Each year the Wick Poetry Center sponsors the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, the Wick Poetry Ohio Chapbook Competition, and awards more than $30,000 in tuition scholarships to Kent State University.

For more information about the Wick Poetry Center, visit us here or like us on Facebook.  


The Wick Poetry Center app was developed by Zsolt Boga at Zengo Kft.

The Wick Poetry Center app was designed by Ruth Turner.