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 Coleman Edward Dues. 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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Darius Atefat-Peckham: "Confessional to Famous ...
5 min
102
Harmony Holiday: "She leads me to tongues"
4 min
103
Kyle Dacuyan: "Hunter heart a lonely is the"
6 min
104
Barton Smock: "Soonisms"
2 min
105
Walter Everette Hawkins: "The Drowsy World Drea...
2 min
106
Leonora Speyer: "Summer Sorrow"
2 min
107
Jennifer Karmin: "work: an ode for the human mi...
3 min
108
Jalynn Harris: "The Life of a Writer"
3 min
109
Philip Schaefer: "Gradually Then Suddenly"
2 min
110
E. C. Belli: "Vows"
2 min
111
Kyle Carrero Lopez: "Untitled (Havana, 2000)"
4 min
112
Charles Bertram Johnson: "Serenity"
1 min
113
Winifred Welles: "Exile"
2 min
114
Hannah Sanghee Park: "The One Mockingbird Only ...
3 min
115
Jada Renée Allen: "Interior"
2 min
116
Dāshaun Washington: "A Fairy Tale of Blackboyho...
4 min
117
Rachel Moritz: "Poem for Rebecca Wight"
2 min
118
Nick Demske: "I let the flies bite me when I me...
3 min
119
Effie Lee Newsome: "Sunset"
1 min
120
Tu Fu: "The River Village"
2 min
121
Cammy Thomas: "French Toast"
2 min
122
Timmy Straw: "Copernicus"
3 min
123
Kimberly Alidio: "a feeling has passed before a...
3 min
124
Dan Lau: "XX Judgement"
2 min
125
Guest Editor Interview: August Guest Editor Kaz...
29 min
126
Dan Rosenberg: "Order"
3 min
127
Sara Teasdale: "August Moonrise"
4 min
128
Carrie Law Morgan Figgs: "Life"
3 min
129
Natasha Marin: "Once upon a Black Imagination..."
3 min
130
Yanyi: "Landscape with a Hundred Turns"
3 min
131
Ronaldo V. Wilson: "UPON Grief and Grievance: A...
6 min
132
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal: "I Was a Good Wife"
3 min
133
Gwen Westerman: "Give-Away Song"
4 min
134
Maxwell Anderson: "Earth Evanescent"
1 min
135
George Moses Horton: "Memory"
2 min
136
Brandy Nālani McDougall: "Resist"
6 min
137
Sara Marie Ortiz: "Iyáaní (Spirit, Breath, Li...
4 min
138
Elisabet Velasquez: "Professional Spanish Knock...
3 min
139
Adeeba Shahid Talukder: "A Love Note"
3 min
140
Margaret Rhee: "The Year Before I Left For Mars"
4 min
141
George Reginald Margetson: "The Call to Duty"
4 min
142
Leonie Adams: "Midsummer"
2 min
143
Jasmine Reid: "where all, we flowers"
3 min
144
Roya Marsh: "Rememory"
2 min
145
Sheila Maldonado: "window on my part-time emplo...
4 min
146
Dawn Lundy Martin: from "The Laceration"
3 min
147
Randall Horton: "preface to a traffic stop: sound"
2 min
148
Lola Ridge: "Wind Rising in the Alleys"
2 min
149
Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.: "In Summer Twilight"
1 min
150
S*an D. Henry Smith: "Remedies I"
3 min
151
Duriel E. Harris: "What he thought belly down, ...
4 min
152
Camonghne Felix: "Born. Living. Will. Die."
2 min
153
Karla Cordero: "Everything Needs Fixing"
4 min
154
Wo Chan: "the shoes"
4 min
155
Carl Sandburg: "Good Night"
2 min
156
Henrietta Cordelia Ray: "July"
1 min
157
Samiya Bashir: "i traveled the world. it was fi...
3 min
158
Guest Editor Interview: July Guest Editor R. Er...
26 min
159
George Abraham: "Searching for a Palestinian Ne...
6 min
160
dee(dee) c. ardan: "freedom terrors"
8 min
161
Precious Okoyomon: "The animal that is most vul...
2 min
162
Tian-Ai: "Aspiration"
3 min
163
Paul Laurence Dunbar: "With the Lark"
2 min
164
Angelina Weld Grimké: "Little Grey Dreams"
2 min
165
Rachel B. Glaser: "As dogs"
2 min
166
Noah Baldino: "Felt Flowers"
5 min
167
Mónica de la Torre: "Remote Disjunctions"
3 min
168
Miller Oberman: "Commas"
3 min
169
McKenzie Toma: "Disintegrating Calculus Problem"
3 min
170
Elsa Gidlow: "I, Lover"
2 min
171
Langston Hughes: "Our Land"
2 min
172
Margarita Cruz: "Mourning"
2 min
173
LA Warman: "Who Hurt You"
4 min
174
Kemi Alabi: "Voice Clear As"
2 min
175
Kamelya Omayma Youssef: "In the ن of it all"
5 min
176
Hao Guang Tse: "to give the thing a name that ...
1 min
177
Sarojini Naidu: "June Sunset"
3 min
178
Alexander Posey: "Seashells"
1 min
179
Jon-Michael Frank: "[there must be one thing yo...
2 min
180
Hazem Fahmy: "Interrogation of an Alternate Tim...
3 min
181
Hanae Jonas: "Pastoral"
3 min
182
Gabrielle Octavia Rucker: "I Don’t Say Goodbye,...
3 min
183
Deborah Paredez: "Perseverance"
3 min
184
Louise Bogan: "Knowledge"
1 min
185
Eloise Bibb Thompson: "Ode to the Sun"
2 min
186
danilo machado: "(telling)"
4 min
187
Cyrée Jarelle Johnson: "Last Best Niche"
3 min
188
Camille Rankine: "Ways to Disappear"
2 min
189
Ayesha Raees: "All Along, I Laid, Halved"
4 min
190
Guest Editor Interview: June Guest Editor Anaïs...
19 min
191
Chen Chen: "i love you to the moon &"
2 min
192
Li Po: "Looking at the Moon After Rain"
2 min
193
Toru Dutt: "Sonnet—Baugmaree"
2 min
194
Rachel Mennies: "September 23, 2016"
4 min
195
Luther Hughes: "When Struck by Night"
3 min
196
Donika Kelly: "In the Beginning"
2 min
197
Terrance Hayes: "Muscular Fantasy"
4 min
198
Paul Tran: "Hypothesis"
3 min
199
Wang Wei: "The Blue-Green Stream"
2 min
200
Queen Liliʻuokalani: "Kumulipo"
2 min