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 now fully furnished with updates throughout the week about our Chancellors and programs, plus new essays, video and audio, lesson plans, and other poetry resources. Click each title below to read more.

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.
Mar 17 2017
Irish flag

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.

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