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.

Apr 09 2017
National Library Week

Libraries Transform: Celebrating National Library Week

During National Library Week, April 9­–15, 2017, we celebrate all of our country’s libraries, librarians, and library workers and the important place libraries serve in our society—as places for research or casual reading, as meeting-places, as business and community centers, and more.
Apr 05 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: April 5, 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 04 2017

Poets Rally for the Arts at City Hall

On April 3, 2017, New York artists, musicians, actors, and other supporters of the arts rallied at New York City Hall to raise their voices against the proposed cuts to federal funding of the arts and humanities.
Apr 03 2017
American Poets

American Poets: Spring–Summer 2017

We’re excited to announce that the Spring–Summer 2017 issue of American Poets has landed, featuring poetry and essays by Nate Marshall, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, Morgan Parker, David St. John, Craig Morgan Teicher, and more.
Apr 01 2017
2017 National Poetry Month Poster

#NPM17: A Celebration of the Arts

Today, with the start of National Poetry Month, we're pleased to report that people are more engaged with poetry than ever before. The number of poetry reading series, festivals, journals, and workshops continues to rise. And, poetry programs and publications will reach many millions of individuals this month, which would not be possible without the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. There are many ways you can join the celebration...
Mar 29 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: March 29, 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 23 2017
Andre Yang

Writing from the Absence: Andre Yang

“[L]et the voices / around you spread beyond what is unknown,” writes Andre Yang in his poem “Off the Blossom Trail,” the latest featured poet in Writing from the Absence: Voices of Hmong American Poets, a five-part series curated by 2016 Walt Whitman winner Mai Der Vang featuring poems by and discussions with Hmong American poets.
Mar 22 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: March 22, 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 21 2017
UN logo

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.

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