What is it?
The Global Vaccine Poem project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences & The University of Arizona Poetry Center, housed in the College of Humanities.
Read the model poem “Dear Vaccine” written by Naomi Shihab Nye, then choose a prompt to respond to. Add a few lines of your words. Don’t worry about rhyming, don’t worry about grammar or spelling. Simply share your thoughts.
Citizen poets share details of their pandemic lives in ‘Dear Vaccine’
This April, which is National Poetry Month, Kent State University Press is releasing a moving new collection of poetry penned by people around the world sharing their experiences and responses to the pandemic. Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic is a full-color volume of over 150 poetry submissions which come from all 50 states and 118 different countries.
Young People's Poet Laureate,
Naomi Shihab Nye
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VaccineFinder.org is a resource provided by Boston Children’s Hospital. Follow the link below to find a vaccine location near you.
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The Global Vaccine Poem project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University & The University of Arizona Poetry Center. It offers an inclusive and participatory opportunity during the universal vaccination experience, inviting all to share their voices and promote COVID-19 vaccination through the imaginative language of poetry.
The Global Vaccine Poem project is inspired by Naomi Shihab Nye and her global advocacy for the power of poetry. Nye was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2019.
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with additional support from the Offices of the President and Provost at the University of Arizona and the Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences.