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
26
Ashley M. Jones: "Lullaby for the Grieving"
3 min
27
Khaled Mattawa: "The Pages You Loved"
4 min
28
Ellen Hinsey: "Epistle"
3 min
29
Susan Tichy: "Public Speech"
3 min
30
Martín Espada: "Breve Pausa"
3 min
31
Aaron Tyler Hand: "Self-Portrait as Combination...
3 min
32
Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The Park"
4 min
33
Monica Youn: "Four Freedoms Park"
5 min
34
Adrian Matejka: "17 Kinds of Hungry"
2 min
35
L. Lamar Wilson: From “Take Me Back, Burden Hill”
7 min
36
Virginia Konchan: "Black Hole"
4 min
37
James Fujinami Moore: "Diagnostic Quiz for Huma...
3 min
38
Colin Pope: "Lightning Bug"
3 min
39
Tarafa: From “Muʻallaqāt” [Canst thou make me i...
4 min
40
b ferguson: "Parkside & Ocean"
3 min
41
Stephen Kuusisto: From “Dark Joys”
3 min
42
Tory Adkisson: "Lost Letter"
2 min
43
Suzanne Gardinier: "Mala 50 / He broke his slin...
3 min
44
Miller Oberman: "The Centaur"
3 min
45
Joanna Klink: "A Welcome"
4 min
46
Abu Nuwas: "[O Málik! I pray thee go for the wi...
5 min
47
Donika Kelly: "When the Fact of Your Gaze Means...
3 min
48
Alessandra Lynch: "[The lamp is like a capsized...
3 min
49
Cecilia Woloch: "Prayer for 2018"
3 min
50
Divya Victor: "Make/Do"
4 min