"Those who took care of our Mvskoke culture taught me that our arts carry the spirit of a people. It is through art that we know ourselves," writes 2015 Wallace Stevens winner Joy Harjo in "Ancestors: A Mapping of Indigenous Poetry and Poets." Read Harjo’s examination of her Native and literary ancestries and the broader story of Indigenous poetry.
“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.