stanza

As Edward Hirsch writes in A Poet’s Glossary, “The word stanza means ‘room’ in Italian...and each stanza is like a room in a house, a lyric dwelling place.” Our new column, 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.

Dec 15 2014

Standout Books of 2014

This week we continue highlighting standout poetry collections published in 2014. If you haven't had a chance to catch up on your reading or if you're still looking for that perfect holiday gift, we hope our list will help.Here is the second installment:
Dec 10 2014
Ohio State Seal

Ohio Legislature Passes Poet Laureate Bill

Ohio is one of six states in the country that do not have poet laureates. That, however, may soon change.
Dec 09 2014
Emily Dickinson

Happy Birthday to the Belle of Amherst

On this day in 1830, Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Known for her prolific writing and life of isolation, Dickinson is a figure of mystery in the literary world and was relatively unknown during her lifetime. However, Dickinson, with her signature dashes and unexpected capitalization, soon became known as one of the seminal writers in American literature and, along with Walt Whitman, the founder of a uniquely American poetic voice.
Dec 08 2014

Standout Books of 2014

It's been another great year for poetry. Over the next few weeks we'll be highlighting standout poetry collections published in 2014. If you haven't had a chance to catch up on your reading or if you're still looking for that perfect holiday gift, we hope our list will help.Here is the first installment:

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