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.

Apr 29 2016
Richard Blanco

Our National Poets

Our Educator Ambassador Richard Blanco responds to New York Times columnist David Brooks's article about his impressions of Cuban culture and the people's love for poetry.
Apr 28 2016
Robert Lowell's Postcard

"How Can Anyone Create an Atmosphere for Poetry?": A Postcard from Robert Lowell

In this 1961 postcard from the archive, Robert Lowell writes to Marie Bullock, founder of the Academy of American Poets, regarding the ideal atmosphere for poetry.
Apr 27 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 27, 2016

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.
Apr 22 2016
William Shakespeare

Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare

In Shakespeare’s Sonnet 55, he writes, “Not marble nor the gilded monuments / Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme,” and, true to his words, Shakespeare’s lines have lasted through the ages.
Apr 21 2016
Poem in Your Pocket Day

"Carry Me When You Go Forth Over Land and Sea": Poem in Your Pocket Day 2016

“Carry me when you go forth over land and sea,” Whitman says to the reader in “Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand.” Indeed, for readers and writers, there are always lines that we carry with us. Poem in Your Pocket Day encourages people to share what poems they carry with them.
Apr 21 2016
Audre Lorde

"I am Black, Woman, and Poet": A Biographical Note from Audre Lorde

This document from the archive is a 1971 flyer for a series of readings and workshops held by Audre Lorde and sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.
Apr 20 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 20, 2016

Every Wednesday we share literary and arts jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.
Apr 14 2016
Mark Strand's "Cento Virgilianus"

"Cento Virgilianus": A Handwritten Poem by Mark Strand

This 1987 archival document comes from Mark Strand, who sent this handwritten poem to Henri Cole, who then served as executive director of the Academy of American Poets.
Apr 13 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 13, 2016

Every Wednesday we share literary jobs posted by our fellow organizations, universities, and schools. Take a look at the opportunities available for poets in the workforce now.
Apr 12 2016
New York Public Library

Celebrating Libraries & Library Workers for National Library Week

This week, for National Library Week, we celebrate libraries as centers where anyone can access resources for their own work or leisure, whatever their career or lifestyle. In particular, today we recognize library staff, workers, administrators, and groups.

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