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 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.
Apr 27 2017
Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day—an annual occasion to share a poem with your classmates, coworkers, fellow commuters, and others. We're pleased that not only are poetry organizations, schools, libraries, and businesses in the United States widely sharing pocket poems today, but also those in Canada and in Ireland.
Apr 26 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 26, 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.
Apr 23 2017
Shakespeare

Shakespeare on His Birthday

Known for his deft use of language—the wordplay, the rhythms, and the rhymes that remain unmatched in their influence and innovation in the history of the English language, Shakespeare earned the title of the “Immortal Bard” for his words, which are still studied, performed, and enjoyed today.
Apr 22 2017
Earth Day

Environmental Literacy and Action for Earth Day

An annual initiative encouraging global awareness of, and action in, environmental protection and sustainability, Earth Day first began on April 22, 1970, and continues to be celebrated on April 22 each year.
Apr 20 2017

Poetry & the Creative Mind 2017

Last night, we sold out Lincoln Center’s Allice Tully Hall for the 15th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind, a gala celebration of poetry’s important place in our culture and its impact on the lives of readers and artists working in other disciplines.
Apr 19 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 19, 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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