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 Nadra Mabrouk.Learn more about Poem-a-Day and, if you can, please consider supporting this series by making a gift at poets.org/give.

Books
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Jenny Zhang: "under the chiming bell"
2 min
102
Tarfia Faizullah: "Surah"
1 min
103
Phillip B. Williams: "Order of Events"
2 min
104
Hayan Charara: "Ode on an Abandoned House"
1 min
105
Theodore Henry Shackelford: "Hope"
1 min
106
Hallie Knight: "To Rebuild"
1 min
107
Momtaza Mehri: "Reciprocity is a Two-Way Street"
5 min
108
Sadia Hassan: "On the Last Day, the Bullet is A...
2 min
109
Sumita Chakraborty: "The B-Sides of the Golden...
3 min
110
Eloisa Amezcua: "The Witch Reads Me My Birthchart"
2 min
111
Alison C. Rollins: "Love in Outer Space"
2 min
112
Lucian B. Watkins: "Two Points of View"
0 min
113
H. D.: "Evadne"
1 min
114
Sanna Wani: "Tomorrow is a Place"
1 min
115
Leila Chatti: "After Touching You, I Think of N...
1 min
116
Jacqui Germain: "STILL UNBUTTONED & UNBOTHERED:...
2 min
117
José Olivarez: "poem where no one is deported"
2 min
118
Khadijah Queen: "Undoing"
1 min
119
Babette Deutsch: "Silence"
1 min
120
Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr.: "My Song"
1 min
121
Hala Alyan: "Object Permanence"
2 min
122
Safia Elhillo: "Ode to Sudanese-Americans"
3 min
123
beyza ozer: "on holding rose water"
1 min
124
Ladan Osman: "Take Wing Tempo"
2 min
125
Hieu Minh Nguyen: "The New Decade"
1 min
126
George Marion McClellan: "A January Dandelion"
1 min
127
Léonie Adams: "Never Enough of Living"
1 min
128
Jamila Woods: "Day 29 (2020)"
1 min
129
Jacqueline Waters: "Ready for My Statement?"
1 min
130
Eran Eads: "TM"
1 min
131
Brandon Brown: "Dog Park"
2 min
132
Prageeta Sharma: "The Imperishable and Perishab...
2 min
133
Charles Bertram Johnson: "A Song of Hope"
1 min
134
Emily Dickinson: "That is solemn we have ended,...
0 min
135
Nate Klug: "Jasmine"
2 min
136
Merrill Gilfillan: "Just After Dawn"
1 min
137
Noah Ross: "echium swallows"
3 min
138
Ely Shipley: "Hiatus"
2 min
139
Genya Turovskaya: "Wisterical"
1 min
140
Angelina Weld Grimké: "A Winter Twilight"
0 min
141
Jones Very: "The Winter Bird"
1 min
142
Michael Wasson: "So Call It Grace"
2 min
143
Jenny Johnson: "Pedal"
3 min
144
G. E. Patterson: "The Keeping Room"
4 min
145
Eric Ekstrand: "Family Solo"
2 min
146
Aditi Machado: "Then"
1 min
147
Fenton Johnson: "Revery"
1 min
148
Lola Ridge: "Altitude"
0 min
149
Robyn Schiff: "Oak Gall Wasp"
4 min
150
Anne Carson: "O Small Sad Ecstasy of Love"
0 min
151
Zach Savich: "Rust Honey"
1 min
152
Donna Stonecipher: "The Ruins of Nostalgia 59"
3 min
153
Yona Harvey: "Hickory Street, New Orleans"
2 min
154
Otto Leland Bohanan: "Villanelle"
1 min
155
Mina Loy: "Love Songs (section III)"
0 min
156
Richard Siken: "Real Estate"
2 min
157
Eileen Myles: "Howl"
0 min
158
Raquel Gutiérrez: "Would It Kill Me To Be A Nic...
1 min
159
Mark McMorris: "The Thought of the World"
3 min
160
b: william bearhart: "No More Fire Here: A Ses...
3 min
161
John Rollin Ridge: "Random Thoughts of Her"
1 min
162
Ruth Muskrat Bronson: from “Sonnets from the Ch...
1 min
163
Ishmael Angaluuk Hope: "Dance Practice"
1 min
164
Gordon Henry: "It was Snowing on the Monuments"
3 min
165
Janet McAdams: "Lie"
2 min
166
Tiffany Midge: "Distracted from COVID-19, Atten...
2 min
167
Mark Turcotte: "Dear New Blood"
3 min
168
Paul Celan: "So Many Constellations"
1 min
169
Olivia Ward Bush-Banks: "A Picture"
2 min
170
Aricka Foreman: "Polycystic Study of Intimacy"
3 min
171
William Reichard: "In the Evening"
2 min
172
Eric Gansworth: "The Word for Gossip"
3 min
173
Tanaya Winder: "Becoming a Ghost"
2 min
174
Michael Torres: "Pockets"
3 min
175
Bertrand N.O. Walker: "A Mojave Lullaby"
1 min
176
Margaret Noodin: "To the Pine Tree" by Jane Joh...
2 min
177
Aimee Suzara: "Amphibious"
3 min
178
Melanie Figg: "A Rogue Dream"
2 min
179
LeAnne Howe: "1918, Iva Describes Her Deathbed"
3 min
180
Khaty Xiong: "The Seven Prisms of My Blood"
2 min
181
Halee Kirkwood: "Self-Portrait as the Changeling"
2 min
182
Alexander Posey: "On the Hills of Dawn"
0 min
183
Emily Pauline Johnson: "Marshlands"
1 min
184
Roy G. Guzmán: excerpt from "The Age of Aquarius"
4 min
185
Michael Kleber-Diggs: "America Is Loving Me to ...
3 min
186
Rena Priest: "The Index"
2 min
187
James Cihlar: "The Way Words Echo in Our Heads"
1 min
188
Margaret Noodin: "Ozaagi’aan One Open to an Other"
2 min
189
Diane di Prima: "Revolutionary Letter #1"
1 min
190
Delmira Agustini: "The Vampire"
1 min
191
Julian Talamantez Brolaski: "poetry is a tempor...
11 min
192
Claire Meuschke: "zero in on"
2 min
193
Diana Hamilton: "Trance Essay for Remembering I...
5 min
194
Lynn Xu: "Untitled Fragment"
1 min
195
Susan Briante: Excerpt from "Defacing the Monum...
3 min
196
Kevin Killian: "Free"
1 min
197
Kay Gabriel: "Like, Comma, Like"
1 min
198
Daniel Borzutzky: "Written After a Massacre in ...
3 min
199
Margaret Ross: "Evolution"
4 min
200
Öykü Tekten: "mountain language"
1 min