“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.

  • Summer Solstice
    Poems for the Summer Solstice
    Read poems for the longest day of the year, known as the summer solstice, which falls annually on...
  • 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...

  • John Berryman's Centennial

    This October 25th marks 100 years since the birth of the iconic poet John Berryman. To honor his...

  • Robert Frost's Christmas Card
    Season's Greetings from Your Favorite Poets

    Every Christmas from 1929 to 1962, in an elaborate spin on the typical, run-of-the-mill holiday...

  • Language Matters with Bob Holmon
    New Film Reveals Why Language Matters

    “Where will meanings be when the words are forgotten?” asks W. S....

  • Dear Poet: Juan Felipe Herrera reads “Jackrabbits, Green Onions & Witches Stew”