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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Analicia Sotelo: "Grace Among the Ferns"
3 min
202
Joy Priest: "Looking for the Beautiful Things"
4 min
203
Paige Lewis: "Logically, I Know the Circus"
2 min
204
Andrés Cerpa: "The Vault"
2 min
205
Jane Wong: "The Waiting"
3 min
206
Yone Noguchi: "How Near to Fairyland"
2 min
207
Jitō Tennō: "[Has Spring passed away?]"
1 min
208
Jose Hernandez Diaz: "Almost Buried"
2 min
209
Diana Khoi Nguyen: "from Đổi Mới"
4 min
210
Diane Seuss: "Ballad"
7 min
211
Diana Marie Delgado: "Grandpa"
2 min
212
Rick Barot: "Moving the Bones"
5 min
213
Rabindranath Tagore: "Gitanjali 83"
1 min
214
Brittney Corrigan: "Vanishing"
4 min
215
Nicole Sealey: "‘Pages 1-4,’ an excerpt from T...
3 min
216
Sara Eliza Johnson: "Parable of the Unclean Spi...
3 min
217
Destiny O. Birdsong: "Bandwidth"
3 min
218
Derrick Austin: "The Birthday Interviews"
3 min
219
Cortney Lamar Charleston: "It’s Important I Rem...
4 min
220
Emily Pauline Johnson: "Fire-Flowers"
2 min
221
Guest Editor Interview: May Guest Editor Sumita...
20 min
222
Leah Naomi Green: "Origin Story"
4 min
223
Dean Rader: "I Never Knew I Loved Dean Rader"
6 min
224
Kate Daniels: "Gertrude: In the Rooms"
5 min
225
Rosanna Warren: "Boletus"
3 min
226
Linda Gregerson: "When Nothing But Tree"
5 min
227
Major Jackson: "Let Me Begin Again"
4 min
228
Lewis Grandison Alexander: "Japanese Hokku"
5 min
229
Ariel Francisco: "Insomniami"
5 min
230
Kaveh Akbar: "My Father’s Accent"
4 min
231
Jeffrey Harrison: "The Little Book of Cheerful ...
2 min
232
Dobby Gibson: "After Reading Kobayashi Issa’s T...
2 min
233
Camille T. Dungy: "In her mostly white town, an...
3 min
234
Didi Jackson: "Bobolink"
4 min
235
William Stanley Braithwaite: "Near the End of A...
1 min
236
Joseph Millar: "Venetian Siesta"
3 min
237
Dorianne Laux: "I Never Wanted to Die"
2 min
238
David St. John: "Overlooking the Cortile"
3 min
239
Brian Sneeden: "Memory is Blood Soluble"
3 min
240
Forrest Gander: "Pastoral"
3 min
241
Carol Muske-Dukes: "Grief Dream"
2 min
242
Carrie Williams Clifford: "Life and Death"
2 min
243
André Naffis-Sahely: "The Other Side of Nowhere"
4 min
244
Danusha Laméris: "Nothing Wants to Suffer"
4 min
245
Iris Jamahl Dunkle: "House Empty Speaks a Loud ...
4 min
246
Arthur Sze: "Rock Paper Scissors"
3 min
247
Valencia Robin: "After Graduate School"
3 min
248
Alicia Ostriker: "When Love"
2 min
249
Rainer Maria Rilke: "Love Song"
2 min
250
Irvin W. Underhill: "Winter to Spring"
2 min
251
Dunya Mikhail: "One More Love Poem"
2 min
252
Lynne Thompson: "My Einsteinicity"
3 min
253
Lupe Mendez: "La suavecita"
4 min
254
Cynthia Dewi Oka: "The Roots Do a Live Cover of...
3 min
255
Cyrus Cassells: "How Many Lives Have We Lived i...
3 min
256
Effie Lee Newsome: "O Sea, That Knowest Thy Str...
2 min
257
Ana Castillo: "A Amazônia está queimando"
5 min
258
Aimee Nezhukumatathil: "Ode to Sitting in a Booth"
3 min
259
Angela Peñaredondo: "to hold these contradictio...
4 min
260
Sokunthary Svay: "I am the Apsara’s daughter"
2 min
261
Natalie Diaz: "excerpts from 'Duned'"
11 min
262
Sandra Gustin: "Cause of Death"
5 min
263
Ina Coolbrith: "After the Winter Rain"
2 min
264
Margaret Noodin: "Nimbawaadaan Akiing / I Dream...
3 min
265
Luisa A. Igloria: "Custody"
6 min
266
Don Mee Choi: "Berlin: 28.6.2019"
5 min
267
Mariah Bosch: "Obituary Generator"
3 min
268
Desiree C. Bailey: "Ex(ile)"
4 min
269
Achy Obejas: "In Response to the Murder of Elev...
7 min
270
Gwendolyn Bennett: "Wind"
2 min
271
Jake Skeets: "Anthropocene: A Dictionary"
4 min
272
Alessandra Narváez Varela: "23 Reasons Why Mexi...
5 min
273
Andrea Cote-Botero: "Dear Beth"
5 min
274
Albert Abonado: "Advice for Using Blood in a Poem"
4 min
275
Mahtem Shiferraw: "Blood and Bones"
7 min
276
Tracy K. Smith: "Soulwork"
3 min
277
Ruth Muskrat Bronson: "If You Knew"
2 min
278
Linda Hogan: "Map"
4 min
279
Deborah A. Miranda: "Torch"
4 min
280
Aldo Amparán: "Aubade at the City of Change"
4 min
281
Corrinne Clegg Hales: "1967, Girl and Snow"
6 min
282
Hera Naguib: "Prologue to a Womanhood"
3 min
283
Như Xuân Nguyễn: "The Moons of Neptune"
3 min
284
Guest Editor Interview: March Guest Editor Sash...
15 min
285
Alice Dunbar-Nelson: "Thought."
1 min
286
Langston Hughes: "My Loves"
2 min
287
Ishmael Reed: "Skin Tight"
6 min
288
Xandria Phillips: "Black Heroism is Unskilled L...
3 min
289
Yesenia Montilla: "Naming the Baby"
2 min
290
Quincy Troupe: "Sonic Fireflies"
3 min
291
Jacqueline Jones LaMon: "Six"
5 min
292
Claude McKay: "To Winter"
2 min
293
Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Calling Dreams"
1 min
294
Vincent Toro: "At Age 28, Chilean Astronomer Ma...
7 min
295
Kwame Dawes: "How I Pray in the Plague"
8 min
296
Canisia Lubrin: "In the Vault of Morning"
4 min
297
Rickey Laurentiis: "Because we love each other"
3 min
298
Dante Micheaux: "The Day Room"
2 min
299
Priscilla Jane Thompson: "A Valentine"
2 min
300
George Marion McClellan: "In the Heart of a Rose"
2 min