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Support the Maj Ragain Poetry Scholarship

Maj Ragain (1940-2018) was a beloved creative writing professor and mentor. In memory of his many years serving the Kent community, his family has established the Maj Ragain Poetry Scholarship. Each year, under the leadership of the Wick Poetry Center, a committee comprised of Kent State creative writing faculty and Wick Poetry Center staff will award 1 Kent State student (undergraduate or graduate) the Maj Ragain Poetry Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will support the scholarship winner in leading community poetry workshops and organizing a yearly poetry reading at Last Exit Books.


The Wick Poetry Center and the Ragain family are also asking for the community's support to help fund the scholarship for years to come. Individual and corporate donations can be made by clicking this link or by sending a check to the Wick Poetry Center at 126 S. Lincoln St., Kent, OH, 44240. One hundred percent of each tax-deductible donation will go toward the scholarship fund.


For full scholarship application guidelines and online donation information please visit

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