The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, home to the award-winning Traveling Stanzas project, is one of the premier university poetry centers in the country. It is a national leader for the range, quality, and innovative outreach in the community.

The mission of Traveling Stanzas is to bring poetry to everyday lives by fostering meaningful conversations and encouraging new voices. The program offers people moments of pause to slow down and reflect on their lives, their communities, and to participate in a shared creative experience.

The Wick Poetry Center will host Traveling Stanzas activities that will prompt visitors to use poetry to engage with conference issues on themes important to global education educators. Using Emerge, a digital version of a centuries-old blackout poetry technique, participants will write poems based on source texts about global education. Participants will also be prompted to contribute to a growing community poem, which will be performed at the end of the conference. These interactive poetry activities will encourage participants to creatively share their voices on issues important to them and the global education community. LEARN MORE