Poetry Brings Cultural Understanding

Poetry Brings Cultural Understanding
Posted on 01/26/2018
Image of Traveling Stanzas Exhibit at Summit ArtSpaceAkron’s immigrant community has found its voice.

And it took poetry to help find the words that bind cultures and ethnicities together.

With some help from the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and funds from the Knight Foundation, Kent State students and alumni spent months and countless sessions meeting with some of Akron’s newest citizens to create a community dialogue through poetry.

The result is the Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders exhibit, on display through Feb. 17 at Summit Artspace on East Market Street in downtown Akron.

Through some technical wizardry thanks to Kent State Visual Communication Design students and alumni along with Kent-based design studio Each?+?Every, many of the poems come to life to spur further discussion about the common threads that bind us all together, particularly in these troubled times when immigration is a hot button in Washington.

The exhibit includes an area where visitors can see and hear some of the participants talking about their personal journeys and what inspired their words.

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