“Who is this Christopher Gilbert and why am I only just hearing about him?” asks poet Terrance Hayes in his new essay, “We Are Our Situations: The Poetry of Christopher Gilbert.”
“The word stanza means ‘room’ in Italian...and each stanza is like a room in a house, a lyric dwelling place,” writes Edward Hirsch in A Poet’s Glossary. Stanza is now fully furnished with updates throughout the week about our Chancellors and programs, plus new essays, video and audio, lesson plans, and other poetry resources. Click each title below to read more.
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In this video, Arthur Sze , an award-winning poet and celebrated translator of Chinese poetry, discusses the challenges and importance of poetry in translation. "For me, translation is, in a way, the most intimate form of reading—the most concentrated form—and it’s also vital to my process of creation," Sze says.
Poet, playwright, cultural leader, Nobel Prize winner—William Butler Yeats left behind a legacy that extended beyond his beloved home in Ireland and influenced poets and writers across the globe. This year Ireland is commemorating the poet with Yeats2015, a “local, national and international series of exhibitions, performances, educational events, festivals, concerts, readings, talks, and screenings.”
Recorded at Poets Forum 2014 as part of our Chancellors Conversations—a series of intimate talks during which the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets examine issues central to poetry today.