“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...

  • Charles Wright Named U.S. Poet Laureate

    Congratulations to Academy Chancellor Emeritus Charles...

  • Galway Kinnell
    Galway Kinnell, 1927-2014

    We were saddened to learn today that Galway Kinnell passed...

  • Standout Books of 2014

    It's been another great year for poetry. Over the next few weeks we'll be highlighting standout...

  • Joseph Fasano
    Joseph Fasano on Poetic Lineage

    In this video, recorded at Poets...

  • Dear Poet: Edward Hirsch reads “Cotton Candy”