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
426
Sarah Kay: "In the House With No Doors"
4 min
427
Sandra Lim: "Poem"
2 min
428
Guest Editor Interview: May 2023 Guest Editor H...
13 min
429
William Faulkner: "[The ringèd moon sits eerily]"
4 min
430
RK Fauth: "Playing with Bees"
3 min
431
Kevin Young: "Ledge"
3 min
432
Rebecca Lindenberg: "The Splendid Body"
4 min
433
Ross Gay: "Throwing Children"
3 min
434
Ansel Elkins: "Someone Forgot to Whisper Your D...
4 min
435
Natalie Diaz: "Alchemy Horse"
8 min
436
Hilda Conkling: "Gift"
3 min
437
John James: "Lullaby"
4 min
438
Camille T. Dungy: "let grow more winter fat / w...
2 min
439
Analicia Sotelo: "Eating the Moon in Cotulla, TX"
3 min
440
Roger Reeves: "The Head of the Cottonmouth"
3 min
441
Matthew Zapruder: "Poem for a Suicide"
3 min
442
Jake Skeets: "Anthropocenic"
3 min
443
Ibn al-Fāriḍ: from the "Khamriyyah"
5 min
444
Wallada bint al-Mustakfi: "[When you told us ou...
3 min
445
Diane Seuss: "Folk Song"
6 min
446
Tiana Clark: "After the Reading"
3 min
447
José Olivarez: "yes the business folk"
3 min
448
Paul Tran: "Taurus Sun, Cancer Moon, Scorpio Ri...
5 min
449
Jennifer L. Knox: "Prayer of the Shy Forest"
2 min
450
Imruʾ al-Qais: from "The Ode of Ímr el Káis"
4 min