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.

Mar 21 2017
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Celebrating Diversity for World Poetry Day

We celebrate poetry as an art form that speaks to the individual and collective experience—both the particulars of a person’s life, language, background, culture, and worldview, as well as a shared humanity.
Mar 20 2017
Juan Felipe Herrera

Poem-a-Day: Because We Come from Everything

As part of the Poetry Coalition’s inaugural effort, Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration, this week the Academy of American Poets is featuring poems by contemporary poets related of the theme of migration in our Poem-a-Day series.
Mar 17 2017
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Poems from the Emerald Isle

Ireland is a country known for its rich tradition of poetry, from its traditional Bardic poetry and folk songs to poetic forms like the aisling that are still used today.
Mar 16 2017
NEA and NEH

#SaveTheNEA

This morning's news that the proposed federal budget includes cutting the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities is a serious threat to the Academy of American Poets and the poets we serve.
Mar 15 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: March 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.
Mar 14 2017
Pi Day

Keeping Count on National Pi Day

Every March 14, fans of numbers—as well as of circles and certain circular baked goods—celebrate National Pi Day, the holiday whose star is a number that goes on infinitely.
Mar 10 2017
NEA and NEH

Protecting and Preserving the NEA and NEH and Related Resources

According to a recent article in The New York Times, the new federal administration’s Office of Management and Budget named the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as other social programs, as ones to be cut in the upcoming budget, soon to be proposed.
Mar 10 2017
Audio Poem Playlist

February Audio Poem Playlist

Find out what poems you may have missed last month with this new audio poem playlist, featuring audio of all the poems we added in February.
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.

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