stanza

“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.

Sep 01 2015

Remembering WWII: "We must love one another or die"

World War II, a global conflict involving more than thirty countries and resulting in more than fifty million deaths, officially began on September 1, 1939, when Adolf Hitler invaded Poland. The war would continue for six years until Germany and Japan surrendered in 1945.

Seventy-six years later, as we remember the most widespread and deadliest war in history, we revisit W. H. Auden’s “September 1, 1939,” in which he famously wrote the line “We must love one another or die.”

Aug 31 2015

From Publishing to Promotion, Pt. 2

The second video in our four-part series that explores the publishing process, from submitting poems to marketing your work. In this video, Kelly Forsythe, director of publicity at Copper Canyon Press, sheds light on the publicity process and discusses what poets can do to advocate for themselves and their work in the digital age.

Aug 26 2015

Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday in Stanza, we’ll present literary jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.
Aug 24 2015

From Publishing to Promotion

The first video in our four-part series that explores the publishing process, from submitting poems to marketing your work. In this video, Jaclyn Lovell, editor in chief of LIT magazine, gives practical advice on submitting poems to literary journals.

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Aug 19 2015
Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken: The Poem Everyone Loves and Everyone Gets Wrong

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost’s iconic poem "The Road Not Taken." Read David Orr's essay on the poem that Orr argues is both central to American culture and, more often than not, misunderstood by its readers. 

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Aug 19 2015

Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday in Stanza, we’ll present literary jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.
Aug 12 2015
Mark Strand, Donald Justice

From the Archive: Donald Justice in 1962

In honor of Donald Justice's birthday (born this day in 1925), take a look at this photo of Justice and Mark Strand, taken in 1962. Justice served as an Academy Chancellor from 1997-2003. He also received the Academy of American Poet's Lamont Poetry Selection Prize, which later became the James Laughlin Award, for his second collection, The Summer Anniversaries, published in 1959. Justice died on August 6, 2004.

 

 

Aug 12 2015

Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday in Stanza, we’ll present literary jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.

Aug 10 2015

Timothy Liu on His Poetic Lineage

In this video, recorded last fall at Poets Forum,Timothy Liu shares his experience reading a Louise Glück poem for the first time and how Glück's poetry continues to influence his work.

Aug 05 2015

Jobs for Poets

Every Wednesday in Stanza, we’ll present literary jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.

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