As Edward Hirsch writes in A Poet’s Glossary, “The word stanza means ‘room’ in Italian...and each stanza is like a room in a house, a lyric dwelling place.” Our new column, 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.

Dec 19 2014

Ringing in the Holiday Season with Poetry

In his poem “Winter-Time,” Robert Louis Stevenson shares his vision of a wintry landscape:     Black are my steps on silver sod;     Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;     And tree and house, and hill and lake,     Are frosted like a wedding-cake.
Dec 15 2014

Standout Books of 2014

This week we continue highlighting standout poetry collections published in 2014. If you haven't had a chance to catch up on your reading or if you're still looking for that perfect holiday gift, we hope our list will help.Here is the second installment:
Dec 10 2014
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Ohio Legislature Passes Poet Laureate Bill

Ohio is one of six states in the country that do not have poet laureates. That, however, may soon change.