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 fully furnished with updates throughout the week about new jobs for poets, our Chancellors and programs, plus new essays, video and audio, lesson plans, and other poetry resources. Click each title below to read more.

May 29 2017
Memorial Day

Whitman, Hardy, Dove and More for Memorial Day

Originally observed as a day of remembrance for the soldiers who had died during the Civil War, Memorial Day (or Decoration Day, as it was originally called) is now a federal holiday commemorating all of the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.
May 24 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 24, 2017

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 19 2017
Graduation

Poems for Graduates

In the next few weeks, students across the country will don their caps and gowns and celebrate the completion of one stage of their education.
May 17 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 17, 2017

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 12 2017
Mother's Day

Celebrating Mothers with Poetry

Mothers maintain an important role in the literary consciousness.
May 10 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 10, 2017

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 09 2017
We Asked Gwendolyn Brooks about the Creative Environment in Illinois

Exclusive: An Interview with Gwendolyn Brooks

In this brand-new feature from our archive, exclusive to Poets.org, we take a look at an interview between Gwendolyn Brooks and noted historian Paul M. Angle called “We Asked Gwendolyn Brooks about the Creative Environment in Illinois.”
May 08 2017
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson: My Letter to the World

On Thursday, May 18, Emily Dickinson: My Letter to the World, a documentary about the life and work of one of America’s most revered and beloved poets, premieres at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
May 03 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 3, 2017

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 01 2017
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific Heritage Month 2017

Officially designated a month-long national celebration in 1992, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month honors the cultures, traditions, and contributions of Americans with roots in the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

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