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
201
Aldrin Valdez: "ars poetica"
2 min
202
Trace Howard DePass: "[th(e)reat] → siege engine"
2 min
203
Kerry Carnahan: "[My ancestors are empty words]"
2 min
204
Juliana Spahr: excerpts from "Will There Be Sin...
10 min
205
Solmaz Sharif: "He, Too"
0 min
206
Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta: "[untitled]"
4 min
207
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza: "Time-lapse Video Of ...
1 min
208
C. Dale Young: "Melancholia"
3 min
209
heidi andrea restrepo rhodes: "Flying Down the ...
4 min
210
José Martí: "Love in the City"
4 min
211
Louise Glück: "The Red Poppy"
1 min
212
Javier Zamora: "Nó, Actually, Soy Salvadoreño"
4 min
213
Oliver Baez Bendorf: "Dysphoria"
2 min
214
Brenda Cárdenas: "Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas"
2 min
215
Peggy Robles–Alvarado: "When I Became La Promesa"
4 min
216
Rafael Campo: "California"
3 min
217
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: "Love Opened a Morta...
1 min
218
Enrique Villasis & Bernard Capinpin: "Birds in ...
4 min
219
Anthony Cody: "brd"
3 min
220
Natalie Scenters-Zapico: "Pledge Allegiance"
4 min
221
Carmen Gimenéz Smith: "Like an Auto-Tune of Aut...
1 min
222
Gary Soto: "In Praise of Dreams"
2 min
223
Diannely Antigua: "Anniversary"
1 min
224
Gabriela Mistral: "The Teller of Tales"
3 min
225
Yau Ching & Chenxin Jiang: "Trial Run"
1 min
226
Darrel Alejandro Holnes: "Black Parade"
3 min
227
Rosebud Ben-Oni: "So They Say— They Finally Na...
4 min
228
Martín Espada: "The Five Horses of Doctor Ramón...
5 min
229
Richard Blanco: "Maine Yet Miami"
4 min
230
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo: "Battlegrounds"
3 min
231
William Carlos Williams: "A Portrait in Greys"
1 min
232
Julio Pazos Barrera & Bryan Mendoza: "Pegasus A...
2 min
233
Tomás Q. Morín: "A Pile of Fish"
3 min
234
Nicole Cecilia Delgado & Urayoán Noel: "From Ba...
3 min
235
Ada Limón: "Give Me This"
1 min
236
Jasminne Mendez: "Along the Border"
1 min
237
Juan Felipe Herrera: "breathe we"
1 min
238
Rubén Darío: "To the Country"
3 min
239
Quyên Nguyễn-Hoàng: "Learning Late Letters"
6 min
240
Ashaki M. Jackson: "A Proclamation"
1 min
241
Sharan Strange: "Slippage, a Provocation"
5 min
242
Jasmine Reid: "Certificate of Live Birth"
2 min
243
Rio Cortez: "Driving at Night"
0 min
244
Bettina Judd: "on empathy"
3 min
245
Josephine D. Heard: "Sunshine After Cloud"
1 min
246
Jessie Redmon Fauset: "Again it is September"
0 min
247
Nandi Comer: "The Check In"
2 min
248
Canisia Lubrin: "In the Middle of the Burning"
5 min
249
Daria-Ann Martineau: "Carnivorous, with a varie...
2 min
250
Charleen McClure: "Caretaker"
2 min
251
Starr Davis: "Today, God"
2 min
252
Olivia Ward Bush-Banks: "The Plains of Peace"
2 min
253
Joseph Seamon Cotter Jr.: "A Prayer"
0 min
254
Joy Priest: "Denial is a Cliff We Are Driven Ov...
4 min
255
Marwa Helal: "WHO REAL؟"
14 min
256
Jeremy Michael Clark: "One Fire, Quenched with ...
4 min
257
Desiree C. Bailey: "Woman in Dub"
3 min
258
francine j. Harris: "Did anyone ever ask any on...
2 min
259
Leslie Pinckney Hill: "Vacation End"
1 min
260
William Stanley Braithwaite: "It’s a Long Way"
0 min
261
Nabila Lovelace: "By Inch-Meal a Disease"
1 min
262
Natasha Oladokun: "Black Credit"
3 min
263
makalani bandele: "sample collected from a supe...
2 min
264
Taylor Johnson: "Menace to"
1 min
265
Ashley M. Jones: "ALL Y’ALL REALLY FROM ALABAMA"
3 min
266
Myra Viola Wilds: "Dewdrops"
0 min
267
Carrie Williams Clifford: "Together"
1 min
268
Lauren K. Alleyne: "For my Brother(s)"
4 min
269
Kate Rushin : "Venus & Serena Play Doubles On C...
3 min
270
Jacqueline Woodson: "Absolute"
2 min
271
Antoinette Brim-Bell: "Duplex: Black Mamas Pray...
1 min
272
Kortney Morrow: "American Girl Dolls Attend Man...
3 min
273
Carrie Law Morgan Figgs: "The Black Queen"
0 min
274
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: "Songs for the Pe...
1 min
275
Nikki Grimes: "You Still Dream"
1 min
276
Dawn Lundy Martin: From “Perspective is Suppose...
1 min
277
Micah Daniels: "The Secret of Youth"
1 min
278
Rhonda M. Ward: "Legacy"
2 min
279
Kara Jackson: "fleeing"
1 min
280
Ann Plato: "Forget Me Not"
2 min
281
Irvin W. Underhill: "Solitude"
1 min
282
Tongo Eisen-Martin: "I Do Not Know the Spelling...
2 min
283
L. Ash Williams: "Red Wine Spills"
2 min
284
Barbara Fant : "My dad buried two dogs in the b...
2 min
285
Jason Reynolds: "Match"
1 min
286
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor: "After Robert Fuller"
2 min
287
Angelina Weld Grimké: "The Puppet Player"
0 min
288
Joshua Henry Jones, Jr.: "I Saw You"
1 min
289
Crystal Valentine: "This Little Light of Mine S...
4 min
290
Luther Hughes: "My Mother, My Mother"
4 min
291
Rasheed Copeland: "When Puffy says, and we won’...
2 min
292
Yesenia Montilla: "a brief meditation on breath"
3 min
293
Jive Poetic: "Assume the Position"
2 min
294
Alice Dunbar-Nelson: "Hope."
0 min
295
James D. Corrothers: "Dream and the Song"
2 min
296
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers: "Selah"
2 min
297
Evie Shockley: "sonnet for the long second act"
2 min
298
Cornelius Eady: "Diabolic"
2 min
299
Derrick Harriell: "Underground King"
4 min
300
Allison Joseph: "Untethered"
2 min