About the Healing Stanzas Edition 2011The 2010–2011 series of Traveling Stanzas, "Healing Stanzas," is the latest edition of a collaborative project between Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center and Glyphix design studio. This series combines the creative talents of KSU Visual Communication Design students with student writers (grades 3–12), health care providers, medical students, patients, and veterans to encourage dialogue about the connection between art and medicine, writing and healing.
About the Traveling Stanzas Poetry Project
Traveling Stanzas was started in 2009 in an effort to promote awareness of poetry and graphic design within the community. The Wick Poetry center conducts an outreach program for non-professional writers, with undergraduate and graduate English students guiding the sessions. Poems are selected by Wick Poetry Center Director David Hassler for use in each edition of the Stanzas. Designs are created in the student-staffed Glyphix design studio with guidance by Creative Director Valora Renicker.
Once again, we've created horizontal posters for display in the interiors of northeast Ohio area buses and transit systems. Riders can enjoy them on Cleveland RTA trains and buses and the Akron METRO and Portage County PARTA bus systems.
Very soon you will be able to send animated Healing Stanzas from this site. We hope you enjoy the poems and designs presented here and will be as excited as we are to share these messages with others!
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Generous support for Healing Stanzas was provided by:
- Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleve., OH
- Summa Foundation, Akron, OH