“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.

  • LGBTQ Pride Month
    Poems & More for LGBTQ Pride Month
    June is Pride Month, an annual celebration commemorating the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which took place...
  • American Poets, Fall-Winter 2015
    New Books Reviewed by Stephanie Burt

    New this month, critic and poet Stephanie Burt has penned a roundup of twelve book reviews of...

  • 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...

  • National Archives Building
    Celebrate American Archives Month with We the Poets

    The Academy of American Poets and the National Archives have teamed up to celebrate American...

  •  Rainer Maria Rilke
    In Honor of Rainer Maria Rilke

    Today, we celebrate poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who was born...

  • How to Create an Anthology

    It’s quick and easy to create an anthology of poems—on a specific theme or a collection of...

  • Dear Poet: Marilyn Hacker reads “Rune of the Finland Woman”