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.

Mar 08 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: March 8, 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.
Mar 07 2017
International Women's Day

Bravery and Boldness for International Women's Day

“You are braver than your mother / and I am not a timid woman,” writes Marilyn Hacker in “Iva’s Pantoum.” This time in our country and in our world calls for bravery and boldness in the fight for inclusion and equality.
Mar 01 2017
Audre Lorde

Celebrating Women's Voices for Women's History Month

“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they/we were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t."
Mar 01 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: March 1, 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.
Feb 22 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: February 22, 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.
Feb 21 2017
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Today, February 21, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, a new documentary film about the poet, will premiere on PBS across the United States. Part of the American Masters series, the film includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, as well as with Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and others. Learn more about Maya Angelou's life and poetry.
Feb 15 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: February 15, 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.
Feb 14 2017
Valentine's Day

Love Poems for Valentine's Day

Poets are no strangers to love; throughout history countless poets have recounted mythic romances—from Keats’s “Endymion” to Shelley’s “Ode to Psyche,” as well as their own personal romantic escapades, trysts, and heartbreaks.
Feb 08 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: February 8, 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.
Feb 03 2017

The Second Coming by Mohammed Fairouz

Composer Mohammed Fairouz, who joined us at our Poetry & the Creative Mind gala last April at Lincoln Center in New York City, has written the timely and apocalyptic choral piece “The Second Coming.” The recursive ‘turning’ motif in “The Second Coming” was inspired by the central image in W. B. Yeats’s poem of the same title.

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