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.

Jan 01 2017
Fireworks

Beginning Again with Poetry

“So much of any year is flammable,” writes Naomi Shihab Nye in her poem “Burning the Old Year”—and whether the old year ignited or crackled or sputtered in ways good or bad for you, New Year’s marks a time of transition and transformation, a time for considering how we may choose to carry ourselves into the future.
Dec 30 2016
Audio Poem Playlist

Weekend Audio Poem Playlist: Week of December 26, 2016

Start off your weekend by listening to this new playlist of poets Kimiko Hahn, Spencer Reece, Mai Der Vang, and John Yau, recently featured in Poem-a-Day, reading new poems.
Dec 30 2016
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

American poetry lost some major voices in 2016. Please join us in remembering these poets through their words.

"the wind scatters to the four
directions, the petals
inscribed with your names." 
Francisco X. Alarcón

"I was committed to a poetry of thinking—not of thought but of thinking."
David Antin

“You have to struggle to stay alive and be of use as long as you can.” 
Daniel Berrigan

Dec 28 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: December 28, 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.
Dec 23 2016
Audio Poem Playlist

Weekend Audio Poem Playlist: Week of December 19, 2016

Start off your weekend by listening to this new playlist of poets Linda Bierds, Heather Derr-Smith, David Kirby, Joan Larkin, and Burlee Vang, recently featured in Poem-a-Day, reading new poems.
Dec 22 2016
Holiday Poems

'Tis the Season for Poetry

In Timothy Steele’s poem “Toward the Winter Solstice,” the speaker notes how everyone, regardless of beliefs or religious affiliation, recognizes the change that comes with this time of year: “We all are conscious of the time of year; / We all enjoy its colorful displays / And keep some festival that mitigates / The dwindling warmth and compass of the days.”
Dec 21 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: December 21, 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.
Dec 20 2016
Mai Der Vang

Writing from the Absence: A New Series

“I am a poet who belongs to a generation of Hmong American writers challenging ourselves to write from this place of absence,” writes 2016 Walt Whitman winner Mai Der Vang in her essay “Poetry as Homeland: Reflections on Hmong American Exile and a Literary Future,” part of the first installment of a new series on Poets.org featuring the work of Hmong American poets.
Dec 16 2016
Audio Poem Playlist

Weekend Audio Poem Playlist: Week of December 12, 2016

Start off your weekend by listening to this new playlist of poets Rob Schlegel, Diane Seuss, Safiya Sinclair, Noah Warren, and Allison Benis White, recently featured in Poem-a-Day, reading new poems.
Dec 14 2016
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: December 14, 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.

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