“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.

Apr 29 2014

Welcome to the new

After a year’s worth of work, we’re happy to introduce the new, the most popular publicly-funded poetry website, with tens of millions of visits each year.

We hope you’ll take a moment to explore the poems, essays, videos, and other content we’ve featured on the homepage, and, make yourself at home.

Please know that over the next few months, we will continue working on the site.

Apr 03 2014
A Poet's Glossary by Edward Hirsch

Introducing A Poet's Glossary by Edward Hirsch

With our redesigned website, we'll be rolling out new features all year, including a weekly poetic term from Academy Chancellor Edward Hirsch's recently published book A Poet's Glossary. An idiosyncratic mix of poetic vocabulary, rich with history and information, Hirsch's book is a guide to the tools that hone the art form.

Apr 10 2013

Rae Armantrout Selects Hannah Sanghee Park as 2014 Walt Whitman Award Recipient

New York, NY (April 10, 2014)—Hannah Sanghee Park has been selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout as the recipient of the 2014 Walt Whitman Award,