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Stopping By

During this extraordinary moment in time, we asked writers, musicians, curators, and innovators to reflect on influence, memory, language, shared spaces, and the power of poetry to bring us together.

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Stopping By

During this extraordinary moment in time, we asked writers, musicians, curators, and innovators to reflect on influence, memory, language, shared spaces, and the power of poetry to bring us together.

Song Cycle

In this new monthly series, poets, writers, and musicians trace the long relationship between poetry and music, exploring how individual composers and musicians have transformed poems into musical works—from Renaissance song to twentieth-century jazz to the latest contemporary music.

The Poet’s Nightstand

In The Poet's Nightstand, we ask poets to talk about five books that have made a big impression on them recently.

In Their Own Words

Poets and translators on their work.

Reading Through The Decades

The Poetry Society of America celebrates its 110th Anniversary, and to mark the occasion, we have invited 11 acclaimed poets to help us create Reading Through the Decades, a video survey of American poetry over the past 110 years.

Reading in the Dark

Poets reflect on the poems they return to in difficult times.

Poetry & Environmental Justice

The Poetry Society of America and Greenpeace USA invited eight poets to reflect on a poem that has shaped their understanding of environmental justice, including how it feels to live through the climate crisis, the lived experience of communities in harm’s way, or the power structures that reinforce environmental inequality.

Saying His Name

Terrance Hayes explores how Emmett Till has become a haunting, powerful figure in Black poetry.

Poetry & Protest

Curated reading lists presented as part of the Poetry Coalition's annual theme.

Poetry & Democracy

Essays and poems on democracy, presented as part of the Poetry Coalition's annual theme.

Interviews

Conversations with poets, editors, and artists.

Tributes

Remembrances, appreciations, and remarks.

Latinx-Caribbean Poetry

Poems and notes by participants in the 2017 Latinx-Caribbean Poetry Conference. Co-presented with the Gallatin Writing Program and CantoMundo.

Latino/a Poets Roundtable

Discussions on Latinx poetry in the 21st Century.

New American Poets

Work from first first books by some of today's most innovative and interesting poets. This series was presented biannually from 2003-2015.

Black Poets Speak Out

Poets, activists, educators, and organizers on the #blackpoetsspeakout project.

Old School

Poets on poets and poems from the past.

Site Visits

Interviews with poetry editors of online publications.

Ars Poetica

Rachel Eliza Griffiths' photographs of poets accompanied by a poem.

On Poetry

Thematic essays on beauty, politics, poetic forms, and more.

Red, White, & Blue

Poets on poetry's role in the political landscape.

First Loves

Poets on the first poems they adored. Edited by Carmela Ciuraru, and expanded into her anthology First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems that Captivated and Inspired Them.

One Word

Poets on their favorite word. Essays selected from the anthology One Word, edited by Molly McQuade.

Q & A: American Poetry

Poets answer the question: "What's American about American Poetry?"

Q & A: Chapbook Publishers

Publishers, printers, and editors discuss their process.

Remembering Katrina

Poems in response to Hurricane Katrina.

Yet Do I Marvel

Poets on the history and current state of African-American poetry.

Visiting Poet