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Reconciliation and peace through poetry
The Kent State Wick Poetry Center and School of Visual Communication Design's Glyphix Studios work with school children and senior citizens to create Peace Stanzas
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Peace Stanza posters are on display in transit systems , businesses , libraries and classrooms. Greeting cards and e-greetings are also available.
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Traveling Stanzas, a program of the Wick Poetry Center and Glyphix Studios is in it's second year. This spring to commemorate the 40th anniversary of May Fourth the combination of poetry and art produced 10 Peace Stanzas. The poetic posters are seen on buses and in coffee shops as well as online. The events of May 4, 1970 are not specifically part of the project, just the concepts of peace, understanding, and listening to one another.
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Of the ten Peace Stanzas, 8 were created by Kent-area poets. Others are by a therapist for Vietnam Veterans, Ed Tick, and the nationally renowned poet Naomi Shihab Nye.
Jo Steinhurst took up poetry late in life, along with painting.
Flags Are Flying
Poem by Jo Steinhurst, age 86
Judson Manor, Cleveland, Ohio
Design by Katie Barnes
My Voice
Poem by Lori Galambos? 4th grade class 
Miller South School, Akron, Ohio
Design by Ruth Turner

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Peace Stanza posters and greeting cards

an animated greeting card for one of the Peace Stanzas

Glyphix Student Design Studio

Wick Poetry Center

kentstate1970.org - WKSU's online archive of May 4 audio

 
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