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 27 2017
Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day—an annual occasion to share a poem with your classmates, coworkers, fellow commuters, and others. We're pleased that not only are poetry organizations, schools, libraries, and businesses in the United States widely sharing pocket poems today, but also those in Canada and in Ireland.
Apr 26 2017

Celebrating the Laureateship of Juan Felipe Herrera

Today marks the end of Juan Felipe Herrera’s tenure as the 21st United States poet laureate. As Herrera concludes his second and final term as poet laureate, the Library of Congress will honor him with a celebration called “Speak the People/the Spark/el Poema.”
Apr 23 2017
Shakespeare

Shakespeare on His Birthday

Known for his deft use of language—the wordplay, the rhythms, and the rhymes that remain unmatched in their influence and innovation in the history of the English language, Shakespeare earned the title of the “Immortal Bard” for his words, which are still studied, performed, and enjoyed today.
Apr 22 2017
Earth Day

Environmental Literacy and Action for Earth Day

An annual initiative encouraging global awareness of, and action in, environmental protection and sustainability, Earth Day first began on April 22, 1970, and continues to be celebrated on April 22 each year.
Apr 20 2017

Poetry & the Creative Mind 2017

Last night, we sold out Lincoln Center’s Allice Tully Hall for the 15th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind, a gala celebration of poetry’s important place in our culture and its impact on the lives of readers and artists working in other disciplines.
Apr 19 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 19, 2017

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 12 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 12, 2017

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 09 2017
National Library Week

Libraries Transform: Celebrating National Library Week

During National Library Week, April 9­–15, 2017, we celebrate all of our country’s libraries, librarians, and library workers and the important place libraries serve in our society—as places for research or casual reading, as meeting-places, as business and community centers, and more.
Apr 05 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 5, 2017

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 04 2017

Poets Rally for the Arts at City Hall

On April 3, 2017, New York artists, musicians, actors, and other supporters of the arts rallied at New York City Hall to raise their voices against the proposed cuts to federal funding of the arts and humanities.

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