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