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.

Jun 07 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: June 7, 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.
Jun 02 2017
Alberto Ríos

Letters from the 2017 Dear Poet Project

Do poems come from your heart or your mind?

—Janet, Grade 7

Always both, and also from my ear and my tongue and my feet and hands and hips. Someone once called poetry “thinking with your whole body.” That is the job of poems—to think with the whole body and the whole life. 

—Jane Hirshfield

Jun 01 2017
LGBTQ Pride

Poems & More for LGBTQ Pride

Today marks the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month, an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in the United States.
May 31 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: May 31, 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 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.

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