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.

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.
Jun 20 2016
Summer Solstice

Celebrating the Summer Solstice

“And now for the kiss of the wind, And the touch of the air’s soft hands, With the rest from strife and the heat of life, With the freedom of lakes and lands.”
Jun 16 2016
Poems for Father's Day

Poems for Dad on Father's Day

“This is the line that for him I pen: / Only a dad, but the best of men,” writes Edgar Guest at the end of his poem "Only a Dad."
Jun 15 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: June 15, 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 15 2016
Juan Felipe Herrera

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Offers Words of Comfort to South Florida Youth Poet Laureate After Orlando Tragedy

"Poetry can heal... may your poetry help guide that river toward the hearts of the people - at this time," writes U.S. Poet Laureate and Academy of American Poets Chancellor Juan Felipe Herrera in a letter of support and comfort to Juanita Castro, the South Florida Youth Poet Laureate, in light of the recent tragedy in Orlando.
Jun 14 2016
Wallace Stevens

Dean Rader on the Echoes of Wallace Stevens

Whether it’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” “Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour,” or any number of noted poems from his collections, Wallace Stevens’s poems are still considered essential to the canon of modern American poetry.
Jun 08 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: June 8, 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 01 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: June 1, 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.
May 26 2016
Wedding Poems

Poems of Love and Marriage for the Wedding Season

As summer approaches, so does the start of wedding season—a time of ceremony and celebration of what Shakespeare called the “blessed bond of board and bed.” For many, whether it’s the celebrants of the couple or the couple themselves, such a momentous occasion warrants some special words.

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