In Their Own Words

Poets and translators on their work.

Deborah Paredez on “A Show of Hands”

How to de-familiarize ourselves, how to make strange, the familiar language and images that have informed us about and inured us to the effects of war and violence? How might a focus on Latinx experiences of war and violence, and the vexed relationship Latinx communities have with "documentation," help us interrogate the visual and rhetorical terms and tropes of documenting disaster? I take up these questions in my book, Year of the Dog, a Latina feminist chronicle of the Vietnam War era.

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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.

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.

In Their Own Words

Poets and translators on their work.

Saying His Name

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

Reading in the Dark

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

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.

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.


Conversations with poets, editors, and artists.


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.

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.