Poem-a-Day

Poem-a-Day is the original, daily poetry series featuring new poems by today’s poets. Produced by the Academy of American Poets, this free digital series is made possible by you, our readers and listeners. Theme music by Kat Rejsek. Audio engineering by Thea Matthews. Learn more about Poem-a-Day and, if you can, please consider supporting this series by making a gift at poets.org/give.

Books
401
Leigh Lucas: "Dirtbag"
3 min
402
Sarah Kay: "In the House With No Doors"
4 min
403
Sandra Lim: "Poem"
2 min
404
Guest Editor Interview: May 2023 Guest Editor H...
13 min
405
William Faulkner: "[The ringèd moon sits eerily]"
4 min
406
RK Fauth: "Playing with Bees"
3 min
407
Kevin Young: "Ledge"
3 min
408
Rebecca Lindenberg: "The Splendid Body"
4 min
409
Ross Gay: "Throwing Children"
3 min
410
Ansel Elkins: "Someone Forgot to Whisper Your D...
4 min
411
Natalie Diaz: "Alchemy Horse"
8 min
412
Hilda Conkling: "Gift"
3 min
413
John James: "Lullaby"
4 min
414
Camille T. Dungy: "let grow more winter fat / w...
2 min
415
Analicia Sotelo: "Eating the Moon in Cotulla, TX"
3 min
416
Roger Reeves: "The Head of the Cottonmouth"
3 min
417
Matthew Zapruder: "Poem for a Suicide"
3 min
418
Jake Skeets: "Anthropocenic"
3 min
419
Ibn al-Fāriḍ: from the "Khamriyyah"
5 min
420
Wallada bint al-Mustakfi: "[When you told us ou...
3 min
421
Diane Seuss: "Folk Song"
6 min
422
Tiana Clark: "After the Reading"
3 min
423
José Olivarez: "yes the business folk"
3 min
424
Paul Tran: "Taurus Sun, Cancer Moon, Scorpio Ri...
5 min
425
Jennifer L. Knox: "Prayer of the Shy Forest"
2 min