Traveling

Stanzas

Chautauqua ‘22

Makerspace

A partnership between Chautauqua Literary Arts and the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas at Kent State University. The Chautauqua Poetry Makerspace and this microsite are made possible through philanthropic support, with special appreciation to Kate Dillon Hogan in memory of James A. Hogan.

Dreaming at Chautauqua

Share your voice by using a suite of digital expressive writing tools, such as Emerge (an erasure poetry app), Thread (community-generated poems), and the Listening Wall (thematically-driven touch-screen poetry displays). Choose a theme, follow a prompt, and print to share.

Contribute a Stanza
to the Thread Poem

Create an Erasure Poem
with Emerge

Create a Poem
with the Listening Wall

Featured Projects

Poets for
Science

Partnering with Poets for Science founder, poet, and environmental spokesperson Jane Hirshfield, the Wick Poetry Center joined the 2017 March for Science on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Global Peace
Poem

The Wick Poetry Center invites people from around the world to contribute a line or stanzas to a global community peace poem titled, “My Voice.” This project commemorates the 50th anniversary of the May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State University, with themes that reflect peace, conflict transformation, and advocacy.

Earth
Stanzas

In collaboration with the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, Earth Stanzas is an interactive online poetry project in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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Chautauqua Assembly

Join the Chautauqua community in exploring critical issues of the day through a range of experiences—lectures, artistic experiences, master and enrichment courses, and conversations—that combine to call you to your best self for a better world.

Literary Arts Workshops

Learn more about the Literary Arts Workshops this summer.

Traveling Stanzas

The Chautauqua Poetry Makerspace was created in partnership between Chautauqua Literary Arts and the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas at Kent State University. Traveling Stanzas community arts projects bring poetry to people’s everyday lives through innovative methods and digital platforms.

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About the Chautauqua Poetry Makerspace

The Chautauqua Poetry Makerspace was created in partnership between Chautauqua Literary Arts and the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas at Kent State University. The makerspace has been a unique staple of the Chautauqua Literary Arts program for the last three years. Throughout the summer season, any visitor can flex their creative muscles and make a poem using the online poetry makerspace. 

The Chautauqua Poetry Makerspace and this microsite are made possible through philanthropic support, with special appreciation to Kate Dillon Hogan in memory of James A. Hogan.

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