We are also grateful for this partnership. As poet, and Ohio native, Mary Oliver writes in Wild Geese, “the world offers itself to your imagination, / calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting.” For this exact reason, the Wick Poetry Center benefits greatly from having Cuyahoga Valley National Park as a neighbor. It has been home to our summer writing camp, field trips, and writing workshops. These experiences have reminded us how creative expression helps us converse with the world, with the different histories and communities living here. The park connects us to these stories, it calls to us.