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 25 2016
Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week 2016

“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all,” writes Oscar Wilde.
Sep 24 2016
2016 National Book Festival

National Book Festival 2016

As readers, writers, and general book-lovers prepare to descend upon Washington, D.C., today for the 16th annual National Book Festival, take a look back at one of the highlights of last year’s festival, featuring three of the poets on our prestigious Board of Chancellors.
Sep 23 2016
National Punctuation Day

Poets & Punctuation: Celebrating National Punctuation Day

Whether your sentence needs an exciting exclamation, a moment of inquiry and interrogation, a pause of consideration, or a firm and decisive stop, punctuation is an indispensable tool of the writer—to use or disregard as he or she pleases.
Sep 21 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: September 21, 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.
Sep 15 2016
Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2016

Every year, from September 15 to October 15, we join in a national celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Sep 14 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: September 14, 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.
Sep 07 2016
Derek Walcott

Vacationing Like a Poet: A Postcard from Derek Walcott

In a new post on her Brain Pickings blog, Maria Popova asks how one vacations like a poet and finds the answer in a 1994 postcard from Derek Walcott, from the Academy of American Poets archive.
Sep 07 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: September 7, 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.
Aug 31 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: August 31, 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.
Aug 29 2016
Thom Gunn

Thom Gunn's Recommended Reading

In a post on her Brain Pickings blog today, writer Maria Popova celebrates the birthday of poet Thom Gunn by reviewing a 1969 letter from the Academy of American Poets’ archive that Gunn wrote to Elizabeth Kray, the Academy’s first executive director, about his suggested reading list for high school students.

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