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.

Feb 22 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: February 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.
Feb 21 2017
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Today, February 21, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, a new documentary film about the poet, will premiere on PBS across the United States. Part of the American Masters series, the film includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, as well as with Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and others. Learn more about Maya Angelou's life and poetry.
Feb 15 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: February 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.
Feb 14 2017
Valentine's Day

Love Poems for Valentine's Day

Poets are no strangers to love; throughout history countless poets have recounted mythic romances—from Keats’s “Endymion” to Shelley’s “Ode to Psyche,” as well as their own personal romantic escapades, trysts, and heartbreaks.
Feb 08 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: February 8, 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.
Feb 03 2017

The Second Coming by Mohammed Fairouz

Composer Mohammed Fairouz, who joined us at our Poetry & the Creative Mind gala last April at Lincoln Center in New York City, has written the timely and apocalyptic choral piece “The Second Coming.” The recursive ‘turning’ motif in “The Second Coming” was inspired by the central image in W. B. Yeats’s poem of the same title.
Feb 01 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: February 1, 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.
Jan 27 2017
Lucille Clifton

A Black History Month Reading List

As we prepare to celebrate the start of Black History Month next week, we may consider what black history means in the broader context of our literary history—the voices that broke ground in the past and the voices that continue to influence how we think about the written and spoken word.
Jan 26 2017
Soul Vang

Writing from the Absence: Soul Vang

“I am a seed / Of the tree of knowledge,” begins Soul Vang’s poem “Song of the Cluster Bomblet.” Of his choice in writing a poem in the voice of a bomb, Vang says, “Everyone and everything has a story. Some can tell their stories, some can’t. I imagined what story a bomblet would tell if it could.”
Jan 25 2017
Jobs for Poets

Jobs for Poets: January 25, 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.

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