jobs for poets

November 18, 2019

In case you’re looking for a way to supplement the income you earn as a poet, Poets & Writers has a rather robust Jobs for Writers bulletin board with listings of both academic and non-academic positions.

Poetry Barista?

August 8, 2019

The Fictional Café is a virtual coffee shop and online literary magazine. The content includes writing, art, podcasts, and conversation.

Poets & Writers has posted a job listing for a volunteer Poetry Barista for The Fictional Café.

are you listening?

October 23, 2018

Every couple of months, editors from Poets & Writers Magazine offer a behind-the-scenes preview of the latest issue, talk with contributors and authors featured in the magazine, and discuss the lighter side of writing, publishing, and the literary arts in a podcast called AMPERSAND. The latest edition, Episode 22, features “superstar nonfiction writer Susan Orlean, best-selling novelists Barbara Kingsolver and Richard Powers, and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Natasha Trethewey.” In Episode 21, Kevin Larimer and Melissa Faliveno discuss the work of Ada Limón and Rebecca Solnit. Find other episodes on Soundcloud. Listen!

get listed

August 26, 2016

Poets & Writers

P&W’s Directory of Poets and Writers lists more than ten thousand contemporary authors. Are you one of them? If you accrue a minimum number of points according to P&W’s Criteria for Listing, you can apply and take your place among your peers. (If you are relying on journal listings for your points, note that not all journals are officially listed with P&W, so it’s a good idea to have a few spares.)

get to work

July 8, 2016

Hansen Writing BallWe may be the last to know about this, but the Academy of American Poets has a weekly column called Jobs for Poets. New literary and arts jobs are posted every Wednesday. Here’s the list for this week, July 6, 2016. To find Jobs for Poets, go to the main page and look for the “Stanza” link.

Poets & Writers has a Jobs for Writers section and you can also find listings of calls for art, funding, residencies, jobs, work space and housing at Artist Trust.

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image: Malling-Hansen writing ball, 1865

Poets & Writers LocalIf you’ve ever browsed through the calendar of Literary Events or the database of reading venues or the literary places or the magazine’s city guides at Poets & Writers, you know there’s an abundance of riches to keep you stuck in front of your computer. Now you can get unstuck with Poets & Writers Local, a free app for iPhone and Android that offers those connections and more. Check it out.

A healthy update…

December 20, 2014

Poems in the Waiting RoomEarly last year, we posted a story about Poems in the Waiting Room, a wonderful UK-based project that prints and distributes poems to waiting rooms in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Well, it seems that PitWR is thriving! New editions have appeared in Colombia and the U.S., and discussions are underway in South Africa. PitWR New Zealand has issued Braille editions of their recent booklets.

“The poems cover both the canon of English verse and contemporary works — poetry from Quill to Qwerty.” What’s more, PitWR accepts suggestions and submissions of “short uplifting poems.” More on the Poems in the Waiting Room website and on Facebook.

In a similar but apparently unrelated vein, the National Health Service in Central and North West London has recently produced a booklet, Poems for those who wait, with poems drawn from the collection at Poems for… (downloadable, free, if you register), which, for a number of years, produced and distributed poem-posters to healthcare centers, embassies, libraries, etc.

Also unrelated, but as long as we’re on the subject… The Waiting Room Reader: Stories to Keep You Company and Waiting Room Reader, Vol II: Words to Keep You Company were published in 2009 and 2013, respectively, by CavanKerry Press Ltd. Read an article about the two collections, “Poetry for Patients and Their Families,” in Poets & Writers.

You can read Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, In the Waiting Room, without an appointment.

Poets & Writers

If you have questions about writing, studying, submitting or publishing poetry or fiction, you can ask them and find answers at Poets & Writers Speakeasy. An active online forum, with archived posts dating to 1999 or earlier, the Speakeasy addresses these and scores of other topics. You must be logged in to participate in the forums and registration is free.

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