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.

Jul 27 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: July 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.
Jul 25 2016
Traveling Stanzas, "Driving While Black” by Mwatabu Okantah

Building Community with Traveling Stanzas

In the video that accompanies his poem “Driving While Black,” Mwatabu Okantah, poet-in-residence for Pan-African studies at Kent University and director of the Center of Pan-African Culture, says, “My approach to writing poetry is, I’m telling [a] story about experiences, about connecting history from one generation to the next.”
Jul 20 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: July 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.
Jul 13 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: July 13, 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.
Jul 12 2016
Amiri Baraka

On Amiri Baraka, Police Brutality, and the Solidarity of Poets

In a recent post on her Brain Pickings blog, writer, blogger, and critic Maria Popova discusses a historic gem she discovered in the Academy of American Poets archive: a 1968 open letter written by a group of sixteen white poets in support of revolutionary poet and activist Amiri Baraka.
Jul 12 2016
Summer Reading

Poets' Summer Reading Recommendations

School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean poetry-lovers aren’t adding to their summer reading lists of new books to check out at the library, at the beach, at the park, and anywhere else they may sojourn in the dog days of summer.
Jul 08 2016
Let America Be America Again poster

Top Five Poems Today

We turn to poems in tragic times to voice our pain, our rage, our power. Here are the top five being read on Poets.org today:

Jul 06 2016
Jobs for Poets Typewriter

Jobs for Poets: July 6, 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.
Jun 29 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: June 29, 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.
Jun 22 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: June 22, 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.

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