The Wick Poetry Center is now accepting poetry submissions as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the May 4 shootings. The poems should resonate with the themes of peace, conflict transformation, and student advocacy. Visit the contest submission page for full guidelines.Respond
Poet, songwriter, and novelist, Naomi Shihab Nye, will select one winner from each category who will receive $500 and a possibility to read their poems at Kent State during the May 4 Music and Poetry Event on April 21.
Two poets will receive honorable mention prizes for $250 and a possibility to read their poems at Kent State during the April 21 event. All winners will have their poems set to a musical composition by students in the Kent State University School of Music.