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Friday, May 18, 2018

Celebrating Maj

Maj Ragain, one of Northeastern Ohio's most well-respected, and well loved, poets, died on April 19.

Michael Heaton says of Maj:
Ragain first came to Kent in the summer of 1969. He taught at Kent State University over the past six decades. He worked with a veterans' group through the Wick Poetry Center and Warriors' Journey Home, a healing circle for veterans. 

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent will be celebrating Maj's life and work on the weekend of June 1 to 3.  David Hassler writes:
A Celebration of the Life of Maj Ragain
Join us June 1 to June 3 to celebrate the life and work of the late poet, mentor, teacher, and friend, Maj Ragain. 
Friday, June 1
"HOME TO SARGASSO SEA"
Art Exhibit Opening
Paintings by Jessica Damen & Poems by Maj Ragain
Downtown Gallery, 4-9 pm (Program begins at 7pm)
141 East Main St., Kent, OH

Saturday, June 2
MEMORIAL SERVICE  RECEPTION
Kent United Church of Christ
1pm
1400 E Main St., Kent, OH

Sunday, June 3
COMMUNITY OPEN READING
Venice Cafe, 4pm
Bring a poem by Maj to share
Music by The Numbers Band
163 W Erie St., Kent, OH
Please visit the project website www.hometosargassosea.com:
Home to Sargasso Sea
   In peace and poetry,

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