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.

Dec 21 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: December 21, 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.
Dec 20 2016
Mai Der Vang

Writing from the Absence: A New Series

“I am a poet who belongs to a generation of Hmong American writers challenging ourselves to write from this place of absence,” writes 2016 Walt Whitman winner Mai Der Vang in her essay “Poetry as Homeland: Reflections on Hmong American Exile and a Literary Future,” part of the first installment of a new series on Poets.org featuring the work of Hmong American poets.
Dec 16 2016
Audio Poem Playlist

Weekend Audio Poem Playlist: Week of December 12, 2016

Start off your weekend by listening to this new playlist of poets Rob Schlegel, Diane Seuss, Safiya Sinclair, Noah Warren, and Allison Benis White, recently featured in Poem-a-Day, reading new poems.
Dec 14 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: December 14, 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.
Dec 13 2016
Linda Gregerson

Linda Gregerson on the Poem That Changed Her Life

“Not so very long ago—five years perhaps—I opened the pages of a book and began to read a poem that entirely reconfigured my notions of what a poem can do," writes Chancellor Linda Gregerson in “The Poem That Changed My Life: Ross Gay’s ‘Bringing the Shovel Down.’”
Dec 09 2016
Audio Poem Playlist

Weekend Audio Poem Playlist: Week of December 5, 2016

Start off your weekend by listening to this new playlist of poets Jay Deshpande, Elise Paschen, Layli Long Soldier, Craig Morgan Teicher, and Susan Wheeler, recently featured in Poem-a-Day, reading new poems.
Dec 09 2016
Human Rights Day 2016

Human Rights Day 2016

Tomorrow is Human Rights Day, a global observation of the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on December 10, 1948. Two years later, the Assembly passed resolution 423, inviting people to recognize December 10 of each year as Human Rights Day.
Dec 07 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: December 7, 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.
Dec 02 2016
Weekend Audio Poem Playlist

Weekend Audio Poem Playlist: Week of November 28, 2016

Start off your weekend by listening to this new playlist of poets David Baker, Ada Limón, Ted Mathys, Charif Shanahan, and Bianca Stone, recently featured in Poem-a-Day, reading new poems.
Dec 01 2016
World AIDS Day

Leadership. Commitment. Impact: World AIDS Day 2016

On December 1 every year, people all across the globe celebrate World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people to show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS and commemorate those who have died.

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