Poems for Giving Tuesday, Final Week to Apply for the Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence, and more

Support Poets.org this Giving Tuesday
November 30, 2021

National Day of Giving 


To mark the beginning of the giving season, read these poems about generosity and hope from Poets.org: 

Be Kind” by Michael Blumenthal
Go Give the World” by Otto Leland Bohanan
Hope is the thing with feathers (254)” by Emily Dickinson
On Giving” by Kahlil Gibran
May Perpetual Light Shine” by Patricia Spears Jones
To Rebuild” by Hallie Knight
A House Called Tomorrow” by Alberto Ríos
The Silver Thread” by Afaa Michael Weaver
Photo: Midge Wattles. © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

Final Week to Apply for the Inaugural
Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence Position

 
The Guggenheim Museum, in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, has established a year-long poet-in-residence position open to a contemporary poet with a strong interest in public engagement beginning in January 2022. Applications will be accepted online through this Sunday, December 5, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Learn more and apply here
 

Listen to and watch Adeeba Shahid Talukder read “January 9th, 2008” as part of the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation’s Read By series of poetry films.
#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: The FSG Poetry Anthology Launch

Join The Academy of American Poets and The Strand for our #PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: a free virtual event to celebrate The FSG Poetry Anthology, edited by Jonathan Galassi and Robyn Creswell, on Thursday, December 2, at 7 p.m. EST. The event will feature a conversation between the editors and readings from poets Ishion HutchinsonMaureen N. McLane, and Carl Phillips. Learn more and register here
 
Poetry & Appetite 

Join Academy Chancellors Ellen Bass, Marilyn Chin, Forrest Gander, Terrance Hayes, and David St. John for a virtual conversation on poetry and appetite, and on poems that speak to the desires and needs of the body and of communities. This event is free to attend with registration. Closed captioning will be provided.

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Erewhon Books in New York City is seeking a full-time sales professional to collaborate with the marketing, publicity, and editorial teams. To apply, email jobs@erewhonbooks.com with “Sales Application” and name in the subject line, and include a cover letter and resume.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City is seeking a full-time Managing Director who will be the organization’s fundraiser, leader and ambassador. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to ManagingDirectorSubmissions@gmail.com. 

The University of Texas at Dallas is seeking an Assistant Professor in Literature with a specialization in transnational diaspora literary studies. 
Kimberly Blaeser on Curating Poem-a-Day

Listen to Kimberly Blaeser, author of Copper Yearning (Holy Cow! Press, 2019), discuss her curatorial approach and her own creative work.

Revisit last week’s Poem-a-Day selections with us on Poets.org:

November 21: “Rhythm of Rain” by Lynn Riggs
November 22:  “The Door-to-Door Saleswoman” by Robin Chapman
November 23: “It would be water” by Kathy Engel
November 24: “Tawkwaymenahnah” by Denise Lajimodiere
November 25: “(De)colonial Therapy” by Esther Belin
November 26: “Poem that Wanted to Be a Brueghel” by William Stobb
November 27: “Fancies” by Mrs. Minot Carter
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