“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.
At the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington D.C., Academy Chancellors Jane Hirshfield, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Naomi Shihab Nye joined us for a conversation about poetry and the poet's role in American culture today.
At the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington D.C., Naomi Shihab Nye joined us with fellow Academy Chancellors Jane Hirshfield and Juan Felipe Herrera for a conversation about poetry and the poet's role in American culture today. In this clip, Nye talks about the themes she finds herself returning to in her poetry, as well as the poet's civic responsibility: "to continue to encourage a sense of civility among us and a sense of curiosity