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.

May 25 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 25, 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 19 2016
Poems for Graduation

Celebrating Graduates with Poetry

Commencement ceremonies get their name from the understanding that once one has achieved a certain degree of training and education, that achievement paves the way for a new beginning.
May 18 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 18, 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 16 2016
Arthur Sze

Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

In 1992, Congress officially designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate those of Asian and Pacific heritage in the United States.
May 12 2016
E. E. Cummings

"I loathe radio!": A Postcard from E. E. Cummings

In this 1956 postcard from the archive, E. E. Cummings gets back to Academy of American Poets founder Marie Bullock regarding her request that he join in on a radio programming initiative.
May 11 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 11, 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 06 2016
Poems for Mother's Day

"To my first Love, my Mother": Poems for Mother's Day

For this Mother’s Day, browse our selection of poems for and about mothers, as well as poetic greetings, essays, books, and more about the poetry of pregnancy, motherhood, and the female body.
May 05 2016
Denise Levertov Anthology Statement

Denise Levertov on the Role of the Poet

In this document from the archive, Denise Levertov edits her statement for Donald Allen’s anthology, the seminal work The New American Poetry: 1945–1960, widely known as one of the first collections of counter-cultural, avant-garde American poetry.
May 04 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 4, 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.
Apr 29 2016
Richard Blanco

Our National Poets

Our Educator Ambassador Richard Blanco responds to New York Times columnist David Brooks's article about his impressions of Cuban culture and the people's love for poetry.

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