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.

Dec 09 2018
Human Rights Day 2018

Human Rights Day 2018

Tomorrow is Human Rights Day, a global observation of the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on December 10, 1948. Two years later, the Assembly passed resolution 423, inviting people to recognize December 10 of each year as Human Rights Day.

Dec 05 2018
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: December 5, 2018

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 05 2018
Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 2008.

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite Poem

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who was jailed for his activism and in 1994 became South Africa’s first black President, regularly recited one poem during his more than twenty-five years of imprisonment—the 1875 poem “Invictus” by English poet William Ernest Henley. The poem, which helped Mandela persist through extraordinarily challenging circumstances, includes the iconic lines, “I am the master of my fate: / I am the captain of my soul.”

Nov 28 2018
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: November 28, 2018

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.

Nov 21 2018
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: November 21, 2018

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.

Nov 14 2018
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: November 14, 2018

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. 

Nov 07 2018
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: November 7, 2018

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. 

Oct 31 2018
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: October 31, 2018

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.

Oct 24 2018
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: October 24, 2018

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. 

Oct 17 2018
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: October 17, 2018

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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